Alright guys! I don't really know shit about computers or electronics, so hopefully you all can help me out.
I know that this has been done before, I've seen at least two people who has had success with it. Basically, what I'm wanting to do is wire an old school Nintendo NES Controller into my truck to make it a switchbox for my air ride.
I've got it all mapped out for the most part, as far as what is what and where each circuit goes. But the problem that I'm having is how do I integrate all of this into a 12v automotive electrical system and keep it all functional?
I'm only running a 6 valve setup for my air ride, 4 up front and 2 in the rear. And from what I understand, I'll have to wire the controller to a set of relays to draw a higher wattage of power directly from my battery.
I did all of my original switchbox wiring and have also had experience with a headlight wiring upgrade which included relays to run my Envoy HIDs. In theory, this all sounds simple. But for some reason I'm having trouble making sense of it all.
I'm thinking that I want to solder each individual valve positive lead to the corresponding pin on the IC chip(?). That way when power is drawn through the circuit via pressing the corresponding button, it'll open the valve. Of course, like I said, I'll be doing this all through relays to keep from burning up the very small wires that I'll be soldering to each pin.
Hopefully those of you who have more electronic experience can help me out! Thanks in advance!
Here are some of the diagrams that I have to work with:
This is how I want the buttons to function.
This is a break down of the internal circuits of the Original NES Controller.
Here are a few more diagrams that I've came across.
Here are actually schematics for the IC chip(?) thats soldered to all of the circuits.