Bluepad32: Gamepad support for ESP32

I’m happy to announce the release of Bluepad32: gamepad support for the ESP32. Bluepad32 is a firmware that runs in the ESP32 microcontroller. It supports all the modern Bluetooth gamepads like Sony (PS5, PS4, PS3), Microsoft (Xbox One S) and Nintendo (Switch, Wii) gamepads. Who is this for? This is for: …tinkers / makers /Continue reading “Bluepad32: Gamepad support for ESP32”

Unijoysticle 2: Nintendo controllers and more!

Unijoysticle 2 Christmas 2019 update, with support for: Nintendo Wii Remote Nintendo Wii U Pro Controller Nintendo Wii Remote + Nunchuk extension Nintendo Wii Remote + Classic Controller extension Nintendo Switch Pro controller 8BitDo family: all modes supported (Switch, Windows, Mac, Android). iCade 8-bitty It also supports: Amiga / Atari-St 3-buttons joystick And it isContinue reading “Unijoysticle 2: Nintendo controllers and more!”

Commando 2084 – a game for the Commodore 64

Commando 2084 is the mix between Commando and Robotron 2084: it is like the original Commando game, but using the Robotron 2084 controls. You play it using the two joysticks at the same time: Joy #2 controls the hero direction Joy #1 controls the bullets direction But better if you play it with a UnijoysticleContinue reading “Commando 2084 – a game for the Commodore 64”

Unijoysticle 2: modern bluetooth gamepads for retro computers

Announcing Unijoysticle 2: Use modern Bluetooth controllers (gamepads, mice, smart TV remote controllers) in retro computers like the Commodore 64/128, Atari ST, Amiga and more. For further info go here: https://retro.moe/unijoysticle2  

Long time no see: UniJoystiCle for all platforms

I’ve been busy. I still have no spare time to work on my retro projects, but I have a plan. And it can’t fail. I plan to port the UniJoystiCle + The Uni Games to the following platforms: Commodore VIC 20: UniJoystiCle (single joystick) + The Uni Games Commodore PET: UniJoystiCle in expansion port (singleContinue reading “Long time no see: UniJoystiCle for all platforms”

VChar64 v0.2.2 released and other news

VChar64 v0.2.2 released Download: Mac: vchar64-0.2.2.mac.dmg Win32: vchar64-0.2.2.win32.zip Source code: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/ Release notes here: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/vchar64/releases/tag/0.2.2 UniJoystiCle news I started working on the paddle/mouse support. I’m using an ESP32 instead of the ESP8266. Progress is documented here (spanish): UniJoystiCle + Paddle/Mouse support  progress

The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released

Christmas is coming. Treat yourself with The UniJoystiCle v0.4, and be the cool kid in the block by playing The Uni Games like a pro (that’s it with real unicycles!): Highlights of v0.4 WiFi Device Smaller real estate: Fits in all C64/128 models, including the C128D / SX-64 machines Using Wemos D1 Mini instead of NodeMCUContinue reading “The UniJoystiCle v0.4 released”

UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC released!

UniJoystiCle v0.4.0-RC (Release Candidate) released. Mega update! Download: iOS client v0.4.6: App Store Android client v0.4.10: Google Play macOS client v0.4.0: UniJoystiCle Controller.dmg win32 client v0.4.0: unijoysticle_controller.win32.zip Firmware v0.4.5: unijoysticle_firmware.bin Source code + schematic + layout: https://github.com/ricardoquesada/unijoysticle Latest versions can be downloaded from here:  http://ricardoquesada.github.io/unijoysticle/

Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home

Home automation for the masses, not the classes We need to build computers for the masses, not the classes – Jack Tramiel, Commodore founder A: Commodore 64 computer running the “Commodore Home” application B: UniJoystiCle WiFi device connected to the joystick ports C: Alarm sensor using a WiFi device D: Smartphone running the UniJoystiCle ControllerContinue reading “Retro Challenge: announcing Commodore Home”

Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R

I started building the C64 I.D.IoT.R a few months ago, but never finished it. What better than to finish it for the Retro Challenge contest. C64 I.D.IoT.R is a smart light controlled from a C64. Its name means: C64: Commodore 64 I: Intelligent D: Dimmer IoT: Internet Of Things: R: RRRRR What I have doneContinue reading “Retrochallenge: Building the C64 I.D.IoT.R”