Alright today we’re going to be taking apart the original NES controller. It’s actually pretty interesting inside. There are 6 phillips head screws along the back and once you get those screws out theback casing just pops out. You can see the little grooves inside for organizing the wires. Then this right here is the integrated circuit. Open your smart home to everyone pop smart button control lights control music a… This is kind of the brains of the controller.
It’s a gatekeeper of sorts. It keeps the button presses all under control. Then you can see up here in the top there are these two little brackets that kind ofhold the cable in place so when you pull on it it doesn’t put any stress on the controller. Go ahead and lift the circuit board away from the controller itself. And you can see how simple it is. It’s actually really cool. So each time you press down one of the little buttons it connects the little black spots Tiffany brooks: located in the scenic southwestern city of scottsdale, arizona, the hgtv smart … on the board which connects two wires and that’s what goes to the integrated circuitand controls the actual controller itself.
So if you wanted to wire together other buttons, right there is where you want to solder themon. So I’m going to….when I build my giant controller here in a couple weeks, that’swhat I’m going to do. Obviously you can always take off the buttons and clean them out. These are getting to be kind of collector’s items so cleaning them is probably a gooddecision.