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Dell Streak gets video game control with hacked SNES controller

SNES controls Dell Streak emulator games.

@ShaneMcGlaun
Published Thu, Nov 4 2010 12:06 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:33 PM CST
For a long time gaming on a mobile phone really sucked. The graphics were bad, the games stunk, and most of us just didn't play mobile phone games for the most part. When the iPhone landed all of that changed for many of us with a big screen and serious mobile gaming chops. Today the market is flush with all sorts of mobile devices that can play some games and one of the things really needing work now on some platforms are the controls.

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A geek has taken in upon himself to improve the gaming controls for the Dell Streak, and he has done an epic job of it. The builder goes by the name 0TheRain0 and he took an old SNES controller and hacked it to work with the Android-powered Dell Streak. The hack required the use of a Streak connector taken from a real accessory and some hard work.

The mod also uses a Teensy USB microcontroller board. When all was finished the SNES controller plugs into the Streak's PDMI port and is recognized by the device as a USB keyboard. The controller can navigate the menus on the phone and claims to work with any game emulator on the market. Check out the video below to see it in action.

NEWS SOURCE:streaksmart.com

Shane is a long time technology writer who has been writing full time for over a decade. Shane will cover all sorts of news for TweakTown including tech and other topics. When not writing about all things geeky, he can be found at the track teaching noobs how to race cars.

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