NES controller connectors for sale

If you weren’t looking forward to trying to find a NES Four Score just to rip connectors out of it or were reluctant to cut the ends off your NES controllers and use different connectors for your NES hack, you’re in luck. Parallax has released an NES controller connector (7-pin, male) that is compatible with the Nintendo controller. They also provide the socket pinout. It’s interesting to see a product like this come out so long after the original console, a testament to the popularity.

[via Make]


  1. roboguy says:

    Geez, I made a robot controller with a Super Nintendo controller and a Parallax Basic Stamp II a while ago…I wonder if they are copying me?


  2. Nubie says:

    Old news to me :), but I have the uzebox forums as my homepage :P

  3. mem.namefix says:

    Yer cool and all but seriously……………

  4. mem.namefix says:

    show UZEBOX already, way cooler than the recent hacks u have been posting.

  5. pip says:

    “show UZEBOX already, way cooler than the recent hacks u have been posting.”

    What hacks?

  6. nubie says:

    Hey, there are pics on the forum, Havok1919 has already built a 40-pin DIP version.

    The main page is very out of date (to be fair it is only a month old, but a lot has happened on the forums. A whole lot.)

  7. Steve says:

    Anyone reading this is likely to be very interested in the NES, no doubt one of the best consoles ever built.

    I found something awesome a few days ago.

    This is a must have for any serious NES player.
    I sent a note to hackaday i hope they put it on the front page for everyone to enjoy. It deserves it.

  8. nubie says:

    I think the large NES controller has been covered, G4-TV had an even larger one built btw.

    The G4 one was interesting in that it used “push to break” style switches and they were held between the back of the face and the buttons.

    I like that we have NES connectors, but the controllers themselves are soaring in price, as are the systems. I think that there needs to be a source of the controllers for about $5 apiece, because they are getting scarce.

  9. MoJo says:

    At last, maybe I can get some of these. People keep asking me to make them NES to USB adapters, but I can’t because the connectors are hard to get. If I could find some way of getting Saturn and SNES connectors made too, I might try to do a small production run of Retro Adapter boards…

  10. Rob says:

    I want to buy the male connectors… not the female ones, but I can’t find them anywhere…

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