Rany Battikh

USB2DB15 2.0 All-in-one

The Arduino based open-source USB2DB15 controller adapter has just received a complete overhaul with the release of revision 2.0. The project which was first conceived, and still being maintained, by developer Raph_friend is built around a custom PCB that accommodates off-the-shelf parts including an Arduino Mini, a db-15 female connector and a USB Host shield. […]

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Playstation 1 In-Game reset mod

Will Gentry from Will’s Console Modifications is now selling a board that adds in-game reset functionality to the original Playstation. Based on the open-source project started by pyroesp in 2019, Will’s board provides the ability to reset the system itself or the launched game through different button combinations. But unlike the original design, which involves […]

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MechaPwn exploit for PS2

A month after the Playstation 2’s Mechanics-controller, aka Mechacon, ROM has been successfully dumped, developer Triszka Balázs has released a follow-up exploit named MechaPwn (pronounced Mecha-pone) that aims at defeating one of the last security barriers of the PS2. For the uninitiated, the Mechacon is an IC chip found on all Playstation 2 board revisions […]

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PS5 DualSense now compatible with USB2DB15

Ever since its initial announcement in late 2020, the USB2DB15 controller adapter has received a ton of updates and quality-of-life improvements. The latest comes in the form of adding the state-of-the-art PS5 DualSense to the list of compatible controllers. For those unfamiliar with the USB2DB15 project, it’s mainly a collaborative open-source effort that was first […]

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Virtual Boy Mini Consolizer Case

Following the success of his full-size Virtual Boy Consolizer Case, Marcus Mitchman has just released on thingverse the design files of a remodeled smaller 3D-printed VBC case that he’s naming: Virtual Boy Mini Consolizer Case. The new redesigned small form factor shell snuggly encases the Virtual Boy’s motherboard and the parts needed to complete the […]