Widget assembled and the Jumper system being planed out.
Sounding more like a work log than a write up, but hey as long as people can follow along.
Alright I got my FG Widget controller adapter in and assembled
Please excuse the quality of this photo, since I taken it with my Phone.
While I am waiting for my SNES and Saturn Controller extension cables, I need a way to devise a hot swamping/ jumper system. We know the SNES as 7 (5 used) pins, and PSX (8 used) and Saturn (all 9 are used) has 9 pins in their controller connectors. On the FG Widget there are solder spots to place the board in SNES or Saturn mode (PSX is default).
So I start with a 9 pins, lets add two more sets of 2 wires (4 total) for the “Jumpers” that would make it 13. So a 15 DB connector would work in this case, allowing me to swap “tail” ends to different controllers and house the jumper with its respective end piece. I will make a trek to Radio Shack for the DB 15 later once the SNES and Saturn cords come in.
I marked the locations of the 2 solder/ jumper points.
I got a nice SSFIV Fight pad that going to be sacrificed for this project, I am debating on a ChImp or go MC Cthulhu. Nothing like a PSX/ SNES / Saturn to Widget to PS2/PS3/Xbox/Xbox 360/SNES/Saturn/Dreamcast/NeoGeo Adapter. Yes I realize some of that sounds redundant, IE PSX to Widger back to PSX.
As what stick this monstrosity is all going in, I have no clue yet, Maybe a TE this time around.