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Xbox 360 Arcade controller - Project Gyokusho
by Pocket Universe on December 5, 2006 Table of Contents Xbox 360 Arcade controller - Project Gyokusho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Intro: Xbox 360 Arcade controller - Project Gyokusho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 1: The disassembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 2: Shiny new buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 3: Woodwork . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 4: Paintjob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 5: Gentlemen, start your soldering guns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 6: Soldering the buttons to the circuit board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Step 7: Soldering the directions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7 9

Step 8: All done . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Related Instructables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

http://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/

Oh. it's huge. Thought I'd publish this to give you all an idea of how it can be done and just for general inspiration. if you can't get it open. The name.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . and by the way. put the guts in a pretty box and soldered some arcade buttons and a joystick to it.instructables. Here's how they were mapped for me: 1=A 2=B 3=X 4=Y 5 = LB 6 = RB 7 = Back 8 = Start 9 = Left analogue stick click 10 = Right analogue stick click Left analogue stick represents the analogue directions X/Y axis are controlled by the right analogue stick and finally. Step 1: The disassembly First thing I did was to plug the controller into my PC.Project Gyokusho Well. Gyokusho is actually stolen from a japanese chess variant called Shogi. http://www. check out how the buttons were mapped and then I wrote that down on a piece of paper. beardawg252002 has done just that over at the Xbox-Scene forums.Intro: Xbox 360 Arcade controller . I removed all the screws holding the 360 controller together. I've torn apart a wired 360 controller. the Z-axis is controlled by the left and right trigger. If you're thinking of doing the same thing with a wireless controller. Just make sure that the lever that's left is tied to the construction holding it (I just used some stripped wires and wound them around the plastic since superglue didn't do the trick). you've got yourself a nice and tidy circuit board. Right trigger increases X whereas the left one decreases it. The short hand for that is the sign you can see in the middle of the controller (see image below). you've probably overlooked the screw that sits under the sticker. Nice and simple. You don't have to use much force when doing this. this is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. If you don't do this. the levers will move around and you'll probably get unwanted readings. unplugged the vibration motors and presto. The equivalent of the king is called the Gyokusho or "Jade general". Removing the triggers takes a bit of effort but it can be done.

http://www. When you solder these microswitches.instructables. This is where the right trigger used to be.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . 2.Image Notes 1. otherwise your button will always be active until it is depressed (and nobody likes a sad button). Not the best ones I've ever encountered but they'll get the job done. This is the potentiometer that you'll have to tie down in order to control the readings. Here are the images. It can be done but you'll have to be damn careful. Note that the right end of this construction covers the RB soldering points. I used a dremel to saw it clean off. enjoy. They are all using microswitches from Zippy (which to me sounds like a dog from a cartoon). Step 2: Shiny new buttons Here are the buttons and the joystick that I used. make sure that: A: they work and B: you solder the ground and the "closed"-pin.

http://www.. I cut the board. The microswitches are all the same. you live you learn. Many a sandpaper had to be sacrificed for this to become what it is today.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ ..instructables.. Step 3: Woodwork Here's the tedious bit.Image Notes 1. used screws to hold it together. In retrospect. both the ones for the buttons and the ones you see here. Right? The following images are just there to show you how it can be done. I had to use 22mm MDF even though I wanted 16mm. Oh. having to build the chassi. and if you have a better place to do this in than the kitchen of a small apartment. ground down the edges and then I used plaster to cover up the.. 10mm would have been more than enough but hey. er. mistakes. unexpected features. I said it. There. OK. under the joystick. These are the microswitches. use it.

all that happened was that capillary action reared its ugly head and turned the letters into blobs.instructables. I just used some spray paint and all of a sudden. it was. When I had sprayed the whole contraption with clear paint. I cut out the letters that I wanted and then I tried to use white spray paint. Unfortunately. The letters were what caused me all that trouble. this image doesn't look like much :P http://www.Step 4: Paintjob Painting a box black. I'm probably the worst painter ever. it was black. The plastic I used is transparent and due to that. slapping some numbers and letters on it and then giving it a clear coat of paint on top shouldn't be such a big issue. I cursed and screamed but then I just thought to myself that at least you can see what it says. the hand painted bits started to dissolve before my eyes. I covered it up with a new coat of black and I hand painted the letters with a different kind of paint. It turned out quite well. Image Notes 1. Giving it the black base coat wasn't all that hard. Until I wanted to clear coat it that was. I took a piece of clear plastic film. Perhaps I'll do it right someday (yeah right).com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . as it turned out.

These shots are here to illustrate how I mounted the microswithces to the buttons. Bad writing Step 5: Gentlemen.Image Notes 1. start your soldering guns This is where the actual soldering begins. I used an intermediate connection point so that the connections between the microswitches and the circuit board could both be easily tested and easily added to.instructables.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . Since I wanted to be able to use this with more than one system. If you are thinking of doing this yourself. http://www. remember to use several different colours of cable since this makes it so much easier when something turns brown.

I had to cut off some pieces of plastic that covered the solering points for RB/LB but a Dremel and a steady hand gets the job done. I tried to solder the cables on without scratching but it just wouldn't stick. don't scratch too hard or you'll remove the whole thing. make damn sure that you don't short-circuit between them. When you solder the A/B/X/Y/Start/Back/Guide-buttons you'll have to carefully scratch off the black stuff that covers the copper. A word of caution though. As you can see. some HDD monts and some superglue) to raise it by an inch or so. A multimeter is your best friend here. http://www.instructables. copper and all and if you happen to expose one of the other cables running next to these soldering points. Below are some images of how to connect the RB/LB-buttons as well as the A/B/X/Y/Start/Back/Guide-buttons.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ .Step 6: Soldering the buttons to the circuit board The first problem I encountered was that both sides of the circuit board have junk sticking out. this called for some craftsmanship (three wooden sticks. Now it's time to bring out the finest soldering tip you have since this requires a fair amount of precision.

Image Notes 1. http://www. I haven't done any soldering here yet.Image Notes 1.instructables. The soldering points for the RB.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . Here is the RB button.

That was one of the hardest things I've ever done when it comes to soldering. Instead I had to retrace the wires leading to and from the directional soldering points and where they went straight through the circuit board. peel the thinnest cable I could find. Also. For slightly larger photos you can visit my Flickr-page .com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . Here you can see that the A-button is still intact whereas the B-button has been scratched clean. there wasn't copper along the waves (as I had been hoping). Here I am removing the black stuff from the copper of the X-button. I had to scratch off the resinlike substance that covered the copper. I had to use the slightly thicker ones to connect to the buttons and then solder the two together. get the cable through and then have a little stand hold the cable in place without snapping it while I soldered it in place. since the way thin cables snapped so easily. These had a wawe-ish pattern to them and they only had a small dot of copper. The Aand B-buttons are not yet laid bare. the whole thing came loose taking the copper with it. Image Notes 1. This resulted in several broken soldering points because when I shifted the cable ever so slightly.Image Notes 1. http://www. Also. since the circuit board was already mounted in place. The greatest problem with this was that the cables snapped when the isolation wasn't there to protect it. just to make sure that it had stuck. I had to use a mirror under the circuit board to try and find the right hole. the only problem was that the connection points for the directions looked nothing like the A/B/X/Y connection points. then run it straight through and then solder it in place. Step 7: Soldering the directions For obvious reasons I wanted to use the digital direction pad for the joystick.instructables.

drilling some holes around the Guide-button and then sit back and watch the pretty lights but I probably won't bother. All the surface mounted soldering points fell off before I was done so everything was done with the thinner white cables. after all it's just to put a resistor of some appropriate size on one cable and then have one cable that leads to the ground and there you would have eliminated the potentiometer but I just can't be bothered. don't solder without it. http://www.Image Notes 1. Some of you may have noticed that I had drawn Playstation-symbols on the controller. It's quite good enough as it is. Some day I will implement the LT/RT.instructables. Here you can just make out two of the soldering points. everything did. made sure that the right key reacted when I pressed it and luckily. Holder with magnifying glass. Image Notes 1. that's because I'm thinking of going for a dual-system kinda thang. Step 8: All done With everything in place. One is for Down and one is for Left I believe.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . It's actually quite nice to have a controller that doesn't glow. Future expansions I have been thinking of warm-glueing some optic cables to the LEDs that show you which controller number you have. I plugged it into my PC. Perhaps some rainy day I'll do that. I added a latch so that the bottom of the contraption would stay shut when it was on the table and then it was done.

You only needed to solder one wire off one common point for the buttons. 7 including the real ground. Check this diagram for the points: http://slagcoin.Related Instructables Transfer A Halo 3 Map From One Account To Color up Your Another (Xbox Xbox 360 360) by controller! by littlegandhi1199 beauwalker23 Custom Xbox 360 Faceplate by sbrown How to get on Xbox 360 Ring Xbox Live with of Light LEDs by Dialup by QuackMasterDan Dr. if you've never tried to solder before.. PCBs or anything other than simple high school stuff. 2009. This makes for a very brittle solder and it usually breaks very soon. 2009. This is a problem since the pads you have soldered to are so very delicate.. this is some complex stuff. which has 6 common lines. 2:33 AM REPLY It could be any number of things but I'd bet its either a "cold solder" which happens when you don't heat up the two surfaces that you are going to fuse enough before applying the solder.jpg KayDat says: Actually.jpg Jul 7. 2010. really want to attempt doing this. That pretty much cuts your solder points in half. 3:17 PM REPLY Man.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram1. hahadamn says: Apr 9. 12:42 AM REPLY http://www. http://slagcoin. 8:52 PM REPLY Actually.The controller works fine for 2 or 3 weeks the stop working at all.Professor_Jake_Biggs A Solutions to Xbox 360 Screws! (Open up for Rapid Fire Mod) by KevinSaw Comments 50 comments Add Comment view all 112 comments AbramTiros says: Jul 2. but electronically this is quite simple. but I have absolutely no knowledge about circuits. 2010. 1:18 PM REPLY I have tried this 3 times and always get the same results. thus breaking when the cables rattle around.instructables. The other possibility is that you allow for the cables to move around.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6. I'd say that you should perhaps practice a bit first.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . he has an early X360 controller. you performed a lot of unnecessary soldering with regard to the common connections. 2010. I'd really. I hope this helps. Time_To_Paradox says: Apr 25. Pocket Universe says: Apr 26. I have kill 3 controllers already what do you think is the cause Pocket Universe says: Jul 3. 3:11 AM REPLY It's not all that difficult really. 2010.

I recommend you use a multimeter and verify yourself whether or not it is correct. That's the path I chose. since you aren't sharing. 10:32 AM REPLY I am curious where you got the joysticks. I highly recommend you read through the entire guide if you're thinking of making your own stick though. Does the word COMMON means GROUND? If the answer is "yes" I just have to solder the points with the blu circle. did you just use the xbox parts??? Jul 9. biagio. nor can I find any websites that offer the break down of where to solder for each button! Any help? Maybe you know of a site? Here's the link to the pics of my controller. Am I right? Where is on the PCB the ground point I should chose? thanks biagio. @biagio. If that's the path you choose to go.jpg">http://arkadesticks.biagio. 2009. I'm in quite a pickle. I opened my 360 pad and the PCB looks exacly like the diagram you gave us: http://slagcoin. I bought it at some online store. 2:16 PM REPLY There are no joysticks on the controller. 2009. 9:47 AM REPLY Dear Mr P-Universe.png I connect together all the common ground terminal for the stick and the buttons and then I connect one of them to one negative terminal of the PCB (LB or RB negative terminal for example).slagcoin. The cheaper but harder method is using IC switches . http://img512. since that's not how the electronics work. since it's full of awesome info. my controller does not match the one you are using.com/joystick/pcb_wiring/extracted_setup. You can't just solder all the commons together and call it a day. Common means common line.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6. 9:27 AM REPLY I found this picture as comparison<br/><br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://arkadesticks. You're going to need to use either optocouplers or switches to convert the signals. 2009. I want to re-create your project..imageshack. Using the contact points ontop of the shoulder buttons *are* a good idea though.jpg Thanks brother http://www. I have a question for you. lol.jpg</a><br/><br/>Here all the indications are the same as the diagram less the "back" button that is not specified and the down direction is the opposite :(<br/> KayDat says: Jul 26. THE_LEGEND_x7x says: May 21.lembo says: Jul 27. 11:18 AM REPLY thrgimmie says: Jul 19. Here's a link about it.. But yeah. this is the link on how to use optocouplers. I think that diagram is drawn like that because the creator soldered one wire to every single button on the pad. 2009.. 2009. 2009. since I recently modded an early X360 controller into a stick. 5:50 PM REPLY I can personally attest that the slagcoin diagram is correct. 2009. soldering the stick was exactly the same as soldering the buttons.php?g=dsc00182z. 7:44 AM REPLY ok thanks! I read all the instruction very carefully so now I know something more. 2009. Jul 10. however. it doesn't matter which is signal or ground. 2009.lembo says: Jul 26.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . KayDat says: Jul 26. and my first question was whether you used new joysticks or kept the pair that come on the controller. that's what I did as well. 12:42 PM REPLY Pocket Universe says: I honestly don't understand your question. Is it enough? what this optocouplers stand for? Do I need them? thrgimmie says: Very Nice!! I didn't see anything about your joysticks. I also found the scheme I wanted to implement on my arcade stick: http://www. I expanded bancao's four signal diagram to cover 12 buttons .instructables. I later modified the plan slightly so that the common lines are grouped together on the board. Pocket Universe says: Jul 23. but more costly depending on where you source the optocouplers.lembo You should read through this page by slagcoin . The optocouplers route is easier. 2009. Ebay ought to work as well. 8:52 AM REPLY but I can't understand this nice coloured circles. BLU is listed as SIGNAL and all the other colors are listed as COMMON.com/hackedpads/Xbox360wired. I bought an 8-way joystick and applied it the same way as I did with the buttons.us/gal. 5:53 PM REPLY Argh didn't finish the post.jpg Jul 26.lembo says: Hallo.com/hackedpads/Xbox360wired.

but it's really not all that difficult. in you case it won't matter which is which. I read your entire instructionable thoroughly and still have a question on the triggers. 1:09 AM REPLY You already have a good image on step 8. However.. Pocket Universe says: May 7. Pocket Universe says: Jun 23. Just try to understand why the buttons work and you'll have no problem replacing them.. 3:16 PM REPLY http://www. that one really gives you a good overview.instructables. I really would like to use them. front and back? before i jump in and start soldering i want a clear image of where i need to solder and all that. the holes are absolutely tiny. 8:21 AM REPLY As I've said. ground will be one of them. 6:19 PM REPLY Hey I noticed that you said you haven't linked up the LT/RT yet. I get that I need the resistors in the three holes. Also. you also appear to have eight buttons.. but just use the smallest one you can find.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . 2009. what are the specs on the resistor u used?? Pocket Universe says: I omitted the triggers. it might be quite daunting.. using that knowledge you should be able to figure it out. 2009. 2009. Your PCB seems to have nice. I just had one question about the grounds. Do you even have to set them up? if so. 2009.. read up on potentiometers. Just check where the buttons/directions create their connections and solder your button over it. Its been a while but I was thinking of trying to put this together again. or your circuit won't be complete. 12:51 PM REPLY Hi there. My purpose for building the controller is for Street Fighter IV and soon Marvel 2. 2009.. you must connect the reference one in the same manner as the original potentiometer. ddukesterman says: Apr 13. logicbox says: May 6. If you solder both points of the buttons. 2009. check1984 says: Jun 15. lol. 2009. thanks for the reply.. probably just a mil-unit or two (mil not millimeter).. 2009. 9:31 AM REPLY heyy. Very cool. 2009.Pocket Universe says: May 21. the potentiometers must be replaced with resistors that match the end points of the resistor. 2:23 PM REPLY and also i dont think you mentioned what size wire you used. if possible.. 2009. Just the image of the PCBs don't tell me anythig about the make of the controller. big connection points so you'll have little to no problems soldering. 2009. the instructions on how to measure and replace the potentiometers are all in the instructible. you do need the grounds. 5:05 PM REPLY is there a chance you could please post a close up pic of the circuit board finished. where and where do they go?. 1:09 PM REPLY I dont see anywhere in here where it says anything about resistors or anything for the LT or the RT. Sorry I couldn't point you in the right direction. 2009. Apr 14. thanks Pocket Universe says: Jul 5. but if you've never worked with electronics before. That being said. the solder will not stick. Apr 9. I am using 18 awg i might think it is too big because i am trying to solder it on an original xbox controller for practice but it does not seem to be sticking correctly any advice? Pocket Universe says: Mar 24... 9:09 PM REPLY washn2hiphop says: Mar 24. It's not a very hard project. 12:12 PM REPLY Yes. 3:57 AM REPLY hahadamn says: Also. I kinda put it aside a while ago. 2:21 PM REPLY Pocket Universe says: If you don't expose the bare metal underneath. I'm sure you realize how a button works. Your button will have to be able to complete a circuit both when it's depressed and when it's not. I'd recommend that you'd practice your soldering skills a bit before attempting this. 8 buttons is ideal. 3:17 PM REPLY I don't remember the exact gauge. but what do I solder to in order to create a LT or RT button? I appreciate all your help and time that you've put into this. 2009. However. it'll just be cables led out into thin air. Mar 24. It's all covered in enough detail in the instructible and if it's unclear. washn2hiphop says: Do you have to scrap the black coating off of all the connections points? Mar 24. 2009. if it's unclear how you should solder everything.. THE_LEGEND_x7x says: Jul 5. the use of a hot glue gun to secure brittle connections like this is very useful. So where are the other two buttons coming from? Or are they just for playstation and may be linked up to the Xbox controller later? Also.

Wold you think that EPOXY will also be a replacement instead of solder? Thanks in advance http://www.com/2zsvbeu... some of the pads just came off and left me with this http://img10. however I was still using the 24g then just when I thought everything was settled I put some of the regular epoxy to keep everything in place. 1:30 AM REPLY Each of your questions has already been answered in my instructible. I tried but after having failed a few times. 2009.jpg Looking forward for your response --Ivanx Pocket Universe says: Mar 13. but I guess u need some kind of diode or something to get it working? I emailed Happ thinking the buttons were defective! :( Thanks! Pocket Universe says: Mar 22. do it better instead. everything works like it should.. 2:36 PM REPLY It's all explained in my instructible. http://www.. Sure. ivanx says: Mar 9.imageshack. I also manage to include the vibrators.imageshack. Try a multimeter to get the right size ones... I guess that your question is whether you can use a common ground. so all I had to do was just to get a 30g wire and put it in the trough the whole then glue it with a Heat gun -I have to say though some of the wholes couldn't go trough but I held it down while I was using the glue gun on them" For the rest of the other non-directional buttons it was pretty ez to actual solder them however I still put hot glue on top of the solder just in case. however I guess the gauge was still too thick and the liquid started moving some of the solder bonds that's when I decided to stop. 10:37 PM REPLY Can you send me a link or something explaining how to implement the RT and LT buttons? I cant find it and I'm trying to get those working on mine. I decided that it's much easier to use two connection points for each direction and button.php?g=3602arcade. That last bit about the ground. If your soldering job isn't up to par. "the way I fixed the broken pads. 2:53 AM REPLY ivanx says: Mar 12. what kind of solder type you recommend to solder these buttons? (cause right now I'm stuck in I can't get neither of the buttons to stick with solder and the wires. ivanx says: Mar 15. I finally got the solder to stick "I had to scraped a bit more" .jpg but I don't know I might make myself another one. I'm glad I could help. 2009. I have to say THANK YOU for all your support. 2009. About the epoxy-idea of yours. since I still have another set of HAPP buttons and now that I have exp I won't be a real pain.tinypic. 2009.instructables. 12:39 AM REPLY Hello pocket universe.us/gal. 2009.achild says: Mar 21.imageshack.jpg By the way Do I really need to solder every "ground solder point from the controller to the Arcade button"? 'cause I seen some other projects where they just solder the "signal from the controller point" to the arcade and within the arcade butons they just made a "ground daisy chain" for example: http://s5. here some pictures of what it looks like now http://img27. that is a very VERY bad idea. please read it again. 2009.jpg Then I was following those lines(buses) from the soldering pads that I had broken and they took me to the other side of the board to this chipset http://img204.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ ..com/files/orig/F6Y/ZVE6/PNCEV2Z5OA1/F6YZVE6PNCEV2Z5OA1. I actually did this project with the purpose of to challenge myself and also to see how much knowledge I have in electronics as well as carpentry and not mention the creativity "I really learned a lot"..us/img10/9831/frontjvk. Mar 15. 8:27 PM REPLY Hello Pocket Universe. Yes!!! I just finalized my project. 12:50 AM REPLY Hello again P-universe. Your attempt to use surface mounted connections rather than the through and through version I suggested goes to show that you didn't pay attention to the warnings in my instructible.jpg but one thing I noticed those lines (from the front side) always end up in a tiny whole then to the other side. And when I was trying to clean it all up the epoxy from the soldering bonds.us/img204/249/backx. use a potentiometer and try to find one..instructables. "you were one of my inspirations on this project" Cheers!! Mate Pocket Universe says: I'm glad you managed to finish your project. should I stick in like a really thin wire (like jumper wire) trough the whole then solder ? (by the way I was looking you had something like that in your gallery procedure looking at the gray wires... 2009. you'll have to replace the potentiometer with a set of resistors which match the different depressions of the potentiometer. I just traced the pads and they all lead me to their individual whole.

two directions are activated. 1:21 PM REPLY I am pretty much doing the same thing i just need to know where to get the intermediate connection point and what is the name of it. peel the thinnest cable I could find. 2009. Camionsauro says: Mar 7. I'd say no way. Was that easier to understand? Camionsauro says: Thanks for the info!! Mar 8. That was one of the hardest things I've ever done when it comes to soldering. it acts just as the pivoting D-pad. 1:23 AM REPLY I used the lowest gauge solder wire I could find. 2009. I don't understand this whole part: "Instead I had to retrace the wires leading to and from the directional soldering points and where they went straight through the circuit board.Pocket Universe says: Mar 11. 1:37 AM REPLY I'm sorry. 2009. could you explain in an easy way? Thanks and great works!! Pocket Universe says: Mar 8. PSYCHOFLEX says: Feb 23. 8:35 AM REPLY Pocket Universe says: Feb 24. view all 112 comments http://www. I had to use a mirror under the circuit board to try and find the right hole. 1:20 AM REPLY As stated in the instructible. if I go diagonally. Scrape off the plastic around the hole and put you wire through.. 1:20 AM REPLY Fxzero says: Did you do a 4 or 8-way directional joystick? Feb 24. are you asking me about whether to use a 4-way or 8-way joystick or are you asking me how to solder the D-pad? Camionsauro says: Mar 8. 2009. 4:29 PM REPLY Hi! Great explanation but my horrible english drive me crazy on this point about soldering the direction. 2009. " Pocket Universe says: Mar 8. If you are having problems with the solder not attaching you probably haven't removed all the resin from the PCB. 2009. any info would be greatly appreciated. 1:39 PM REPLY Follow the cables to the directional pad until you reach a hole. Feb 28. Solder your wire in place. spunky424 says: what dimensions was your woodworking box? Mar 10. 3:27 PM REPLY similac95 says: has anyone wired up the left and right triggers? not to sure how to do that. 2009. Mar 11. 6:07 AM REPLY Sorry. 11:50 AM REPLY Pocket Universe says: Approximately huge*large =) It's roughly 50*90*12cm.instructables. 2009. 8:43 AM REPLY Pocket Universe says: Mar 1. I had to scratch off the resin-like substance that covered the copper.. 2009. get the cable through and then have a little stand hold the cable in place without snapping it while I soldered it in place. Unless you can come up with some epoxy that conducts electricity. 2009. This can be accomplished with an extension to a 4-way joystick (causing the microswitches to extend beyond their regular reach) or by using an 8-way switch and making the diagonals connect to their corresponding two directions.com/id/Xbox-360-Arcade-controller---Project-Gyokusho/ . I don't understand the question. they're just potentiometers. 2009. Measure their resistance both when the trigger is released and when it's pressed and substitute the potentiometer with a few resistors instead. 2009. Also. 2009. 12:56 PM REPLY As you may see from the pictures. then run it straight through and then solder it in place. The greatest problem with this was that the cables snapped when the isolation wasn't there to protect it. since the circuit board was already mounted in place. my bad.