Unijoysticle™ 2

Like the original Unijoysticle, but remove WiFi and add Bluetooth.

Unijoysticle 2 allows you to use modern Bluetooth controllers, like Xbox One or DUALSHOCK 4 gamepads, in old computers like the Commodore 64.

And of course, you can still  use your unicycle to control your retro computer!

Basic functionality

Basic mode

One Bluetooth gamepad controls one joystick. You need two gamepads to control the two joysticks. The mappings are:

    • D-pad/joypad: controls up/down/left/right.
    • Button A: fire button
    • Button B: “up”  (ideal for platform games).
    • Button shoulder-right: autofire.
    • System button swaps between Joystick #1 and #2

Enhanced functionality

Enhanced mode

When in “Enhanced mode”, you control the two joysticks with only one gamepad. The mappings are:

  • Left joypad / d-pad: control Joystick #2 movements.
  • Right joypad: control Joystick #1 movements.
  • Button A: fire for Joystick #2
  • Button B: fire for Joystick #1
  • Button Shoulder Left: auto-fire for Joystick #1
  • Button Shoulder Right : auto-fire for Joystick #2

This mode is ideal for games like Commando 2084, Commando or 1942 since it allows you throw grenades / roll by pressing Button B.

Unijoysticle 2+ $35 (or trade)

Unijoysticle 2+
  • Payment:
    • $35 USD + shipping (Paypal)
    • or trade: I trade a Unijoysticle 2+ for one of your retro inventions
  • Comes fully assembled, with latest firmware, fully tested.
  • Micro USB cable not included

Contact me for availability / questions:  unijoysticle@gmail.com

Unijoysticle 2+: DIY (free!)

Unijoysticle 2+ is open-source hardware! You can Do-it-Yourself.  All the needed components are here:

From 3rd-party vendors

Vendor: Kopsec  
Description: Already assembled + case
Price: 69,99 + shipping
Vendor: Arananet  
Description: Single joystick version, ideal for Amiga
Price: 21,00 € + shipping
Vendor: Eduardo Casino
Description: Unijoysticle2 for the C16 & Plus/4
Price: Contact author for availability
Further info: PCBWay page
Vendor: SukkoPera
Description: Fits in the Amiga 500
Price: Free, DIY
Further info: https://gitlab.com/SukkoPera/unijoysticle2
3rd party vendors

Supported Bluetooth controllers

Supported gamepads

As long as it is a Bluetooth Classic HID controller, it is supported (or can be easily supported).

Sony Dualshock 3 & 4, Sony DualSense, Xbox One S, Nintendo Wii / Wii U / Switch, Android, iCade and PC gamepads are supported.

See the complete list here: supported_gamepads.md

Supported retro computers

Supported retro computers

The Unijoysticle 2 was designed for Commodore 64/128, but anything that complies with the Atari DB9 pinout works. See this list: http://wiki.icomp.de/wiki/DB9-Joystick

Supported, but not limited to, computers:

Users Guide

The Users Guide including how to solder the kit, how to use it, and more can be found here:

Contact:

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