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Come On Baby Light My Fire Button

While the Nintendo GameCube stood deep within the shadows of the PS2 in its day, its controller stays a well-liked goal for every type of changes these days — a lot of them involving LEDs, due to a translucent backside and button possibility. As an avid participant of the Super Smash Bros. sequence, [goomysmash] is in fact an proprietor of the exact same controller, which motivated him to write down GoomWave, a “flexible and hackable LED library”. In an impressively detailed Instructable, he displays find out how to regulate your individual controller in two other ways to use the library for your self.

Initially impressed by means of the Shinewave mod that lighting fixtures up RGB LEDs in colours related to pre-defined strikes in Smash Bros, [goomysmash] aimed to beef up on it and upload extra versatility from the very starting. Its newest iteration is available in a simplified ABXY-buttons-only selection the use of an ATtiny85, and a full-blown all-button selection the use of an Arduino Nano. Both of them are powered immediately from the controller board, and feature other modes the place they both react to controller interactions, or are simply customized lighting fixtures. A temporary showcasing of all of the other modes can also be observed within the video after the smash, and there a couple of extra main points additionally in an older model’s video, additionally embedded beneath.

Mesmerizing LED-blinking apart, we simply need to recognize the diligence and cleanliness [goomysmash] put into the wiring and becoming the entirety throughout the controller. But in case gentle mods aren’t your factor otherwise you’re on the lookout for different GameCube controller changes, how about including Bluetooth?