The controller for Nintendo‘s beloved NES game console was surprisingly simple compared to today’s standards. It consisted of only 4 buttons (A, B, Start, Select) and a directional pad. But as you can see from this video by Dave Nunez on YouTube, it was shockingly complex in its design. In the video, he examines how the controller’s CD4021 chip worked and the creative ways it was designed to communicate with the console.
Via Dave Nunez
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.