Yep, lots of PCBs. I already designed, tested it, and ordered 100 total.
Various stages of Genesis controller adapters I only had a few of the 9 pin plug and China ship is being slow with 50 more. I also need to order 50 of HD-15 ports for Jaguar controllers but that's a bit later (before that d umb 25% tax hits)
External case for adapter for use on Intellivision II system
Another view of external adapter as an example.
The adapter boards are also usable internally in all "fat" Intellivision systems. It has connectors so you can use original Intellivision controller, both original controller and the Genesis or Jaguar controllers can be used at the same time. The Genesis adapter also has a spot to plug in a standard 4x3 keypad if you choose to make a custom box or to hack your favorite Genesis controller to have built in keypad. Jaguar does not need keypad since it has one already.
The controller and 3 buttons replaces the discs and the side buttons but few games like Vectron would be hard to play with 8 direction controller. Keypad (if used) are same as original. Pause button on Jaguar and Start button on Genesis controller are functionally the same as pressing 1 + 9 on keypad, which will pause games that uses this method.
I have not tested every Genesis controller but the standard Sega brand 3 button and the 6 buttons both worked without any issues (X, Y, Z, and Mode button aren't used)
I'm still piecing them all together, the codes are 100% done so that's that. Right now I have the PCB, 100 of programmable chips, and such but not enough plugs to complete any.
These adapter will require mod. Specifically it needs 5v to run and 5v is not present on the controller port so you will need to tap it inside the console. Also a little hole to run the wire and plug for external adapter module.
The basic adapter board is probably going to be about $10 each for DIY internal mod and probably $20 for external mod. I am not taking order yet, I want to finish assembling what I got and test them to verify they work before collecting money and mailing them out.
Why did I make them? I loved Intellivision games but hated the non-ergonomic controllers. Jaguar controller are pretty comfortable to use. Sega Genesis are also nice but without keypad.
Why white PCB? I am tired of plain old green PCB and PCBWay offers many colored PCB at no additional extra cost.
Edited by 7800fan, Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:24 PM.