PSP external controllers

psp controller

I usually don’t get to run PSP hacks as features because everyone else snatches them up so quick (Is anybody actually buying games?). XyTec found this hack to connect multiple controllers to the PSP. The project uses an ATMega8 microcontroller to monitor the controller’s state and then transmits that to the PSP’s IrDA port. There is a nice discussion of how the communication works. There’s a video demo of the controller being used to play Doom also. The project isn’t quite finished, but it does include source. Time for some two-player emulation.


  1. Matt says:

    Ha first person to post. looks cool. I just did something like that for computer and SNES controlers

  2. helix says:

    thats pretty cool but how would that controler work? It has a D-pad but only two other buttons.

  3. it doesn’t work with psp games. you have to use it with homebrew stuff like a sega master system emulator

  4. Klesk says:

    maybe it will be possible in some time, but you would have to dump the game to your ms and use a loader like hook boot which replaces the controller api

    i’m working on it… :)

  5. centermark says:

    i know this is off subject, but i earlier hackaday had a link to a site that makes you buttons, like this, and i cant find it, does anyone have the link to the site?

  6. H8tred says:

    I think this is more or less a step in the direction of getting a ps2 controller to work on it. that would be damn nice.

  7. GOD says:

    Is that a PSP stand made of legos? sweet!

  8. murrowman789 says:


    you had hackaday instead of weblogsinc

    button maker:

    its a pretty good button maker…i made some for someones site.

  9. tj says:

    “I usually don

  10. centermark says:

    no, it was right, its just that i had a comma at the end of it



    and thanks for the link

  11. H8tred says:

    “Yes, much like this one, I saw this at least a week ago on another site.”

    You’re a traitor…

  12. barbobot says:

    aww man i cant wait i saw the master system controllers and got all excited

  13. Mofo says:
  14. eric tarr says:

    one word


    i think a lot of hacks that come out for the psp really don’t serve a great purpose. most are created just because they can be done.

    i will not alter my psp unless something groundbreaking comes along.

  15. Injulen says:

    Hey guys, I just thought I’d show you the cool custom postage stamps I’m going to order sometime soon (maybe tomorrow).
    You guys should get some too!

  16. Richard says:

    im interested in finding a way to control a radio control car servo with a ps2 controller. Does anyone have any ideas?

  17. garrett rosenblatt says:

    how cool would it be if someone made this for like a keyboard. logitech was suposed to comeout with a psp key board but sony is a ***** and wouldnt give em the rights to sell it to the public.

  18. Rudy says:

    I hope this Thread is NOT dead yet. I’m curious as to why nobody has made a PS2 Controller adapter for the PSP yet. Or at least an affordable one.

    This PSP2TV adapter features a PS2 Controller-to-PSP adapter but is over $100 and i don’t really want the TV adapter.

    The reason i’d like a controller adapter is to allow me to sit at my desk during free time at work or while on the road (not while driving of course) and play some good old Street Fighter and use the R1 and R2 buttons instead of the L and R of the PSP. Plus the screen can sit more steady. I assume this would aso allow alot of other types of controllers to be used as well.

    I bet something like this would also help keep nasty figerprints and scraches off the screen. I know NOT everyone would want this but alot of people would welcome such a device.

    Happy Hacking,

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