Picade X console as bluetooth controller?


#1

Just spotted this on Pimoroni Twitter.

Just wondering, will it act as Bluetooth controller like 8Bitdo N30 Arcade Stick?


-Adding mote is brilliant and beautiful.

Just an idea. Picade X console is very cute.


#2

simple answer is no,[i think] it has a raspberry Pi inside with {retroPi installed }.connects to the TV via hdmi cable and is not for for controlling other types of gaming devices


#3

Ditto to what Jack said. Its just a cut down version of the full Picade. Same internals, just no built in monitor. A Raspberry Pi with the Picade X hat attached.
You might be able to turn it into a Bluetooth Controller, with some work and remodeling. And maybe some hardware replacement etc. I wouldn’t think it will be easy though.


#4

Hmm, I see. Your explanation is clear, thank you CasperJack and Alphanumeric.


#5

If you are happy to do it over wifi
http://hetgrotebos.org/wiki/uinput-mapper

Tested it and it works, just trying to find a way to boot to this using a single button during bootup so I can boot into joystick mode or standalone mode.


#6

That is a lot of information on how to configure bluetooth controller. Very neat. Thanks for sharing. :)


#7

Thats actually pretty cool. I wouldn’t have thought it possible, thanks for sharing. Thumbs Up.