Today is a very special day. My very good friend Buzz (see Buzz Computer) has just finished a first beta prototype of his Irda Joy Pad stuff.
He has spent all his spare time from many weeks to design a wireless paddle / joystick device for the PSP (FAT) using IRDA port. I was in charge of the software and he wrote the driver and designed the PCB and program the PIC micro-controller.
This Irda Joy Pad device allow you to connect any DB9 joystick or Paddle to the PSP. It offers the best old-school portable emulation you'd never dream.
Here is a snapshot of the Printed Circuit Board :
If you have any electronic skills and if you want to design your own, you may find all documentation, PCB layout and source code on Buzz's web site
(see Buzz Computer).
Here is a demo of a modified version of PSP Magic using paddles connected to Irda Joy Pad :
Here is a demo of a modified version of Pong (written by Hardrive4u) using paddles connected to Irda Joy Pad :
If you're interrested in psp pong binary and source code (originally written by Hardrive4u) :
ZX-81's web site
A new version of Irda Joy Pad device should come soon with a new design (compact) and a great new features such as integrated battery pack (using AAA battery).
Buzz and Zx