Gamecube USB Hub from Wii RVL-001 Ports

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Maximilious, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Maximilious
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    So does anyone know if it would be possible to use the Gamecube controller ports from the original Wii and splice them into a homemade USB hub for the Wii U?

    I'm assuming not since there would have to be some kind of control board to work with the Wii U to recognize the ports for what they are, but worth asking anyway.

    I have a broken Wii laying around that probably won't sell on E-Bay, so I'm thinking this home project may put it to good use for when my Wii U comes in the mail tomorrow. I searched around online, but I'm getting results for the real hub, or running GC games via USBLoaders which is not what I'm after!
     
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    If you know how the control board works, you could get a board with programmable USB like certain Arduinos or a Teensy board and program it to replicate that functionality, but honestly it would probably be more trouble than it's worth.
     
  3. Maximilious
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    Yeah that's what I was thinking. Maybe I'll give it a shot down the line if I'm looking to tinker but you're right that it's probably too much trouble.