Introducing Unijoysticle 2 A500

Unijoysticle 2 A500 is a device that enables Bluetooth gamepads and mice on the Commodore Amiga.

It is similar in functionality to the Unijoysticle 2+, but with some additional features tailored for the Amiga, like:

  • Fits in the Amiga 500 / 1200 joystick port without additional cables
  • New buttons:
    • “mode” button: To easily cycle between “normal”, “mouse” and “enhanced” modes
    • “swap” button: To easily swap joystick ports. Useful in many scenarios, specially in the Amiga 4000 where the joystick ports are swapped.
  • Additional LED for status: Tells whether Bluetooth pair is enabled, and in which gamepad mode is selected.

In addition to that, the firmware (Bluepad32) was updated to support:

  • Mouse support: this was #1 feature request!
  • Console support: useful to change settings in runtime like:
    • change mouse resolution
    • change autofire clicks-per-second
    • debug commands
    • and other useful settings
  • Improved re-connection on PlayStation and Switch gamepads.

See all the new Bluepad32 v3.5 features here: Bluepad32 v3.5 released

And last, but not least, the User Guide has been updated with new content, photos and videos to make it easier to read for the user:

How to get one

I sell ready-to-use Unijoysticle 2 A500 devices, fully-tested, with latest firmware at $35:

You can also build one yourself. The hardware as well as the firmware are open source / open hardware:

It looks like this…

Unijoysticle 2 A500 Top / Bottom

As you can see, it looks like the Unijoysticle 2+.

On the Amiga 500 (left) and Amiga 1200 (right)

And you have to plug it in the joystick ports of your Amiga computer.

Amiga 1200 has enough current to self-power the Unijoysticle from the joystick ports. For the Amiga 500 you need to power it from the USB port.

First batch of Unijoysticle 2 A500 devices

Here is the 1st batch of devices ready to be shipped.

Published by ricardoquesada

cocos2d, unicyclist, commodore 8-bit

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