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by 17daysolderthannes
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:41 am
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: How to make a controller mold
Replies: 4
Views: 6998

Re: How to make a controller mold

The people that designed that probably either got original CAD files from Microsoft/Sony or used 3D scans of the controllers to create a negative imprint of the controller. These were not made in someone's garage with hobby equipment.
by 17daysolderthannes
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:39 am
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: NES powered by USB
Replies: 2
Views: 7862

Re: NES powered by USB

Not a big deal, just design it for use with two USB ports. I've known many portable hard drives to get the proper current using this method.
by 17daysolderthannes
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: I never liked NES controllers, so I made this.
Replies: 3
Views: 5818

I never liked NES controllers, so I made this.

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by 17daysolderthannes
Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: 3rd Party NES USB controllers...
Replies: 3
Views: 5819

Re: 3rd Party NES USB controllers...

Most of the ones I've seen use the original controller's PCB, then wire a converter circuit into the controller's output pads and the USB cable comes out from there, but it's probably different for each one. If you want to know about a specific one, you'll have to provide more details. I highly dou...
by 17daysolderthannes
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: 1980's Gaming
Topic: 3rd Party NES USB controllers...
Replies: 3
Views: 5819

3rd Party NES USB controllers...

Can anyone confirm what the internals look like in the 3rd party NES USB controllers? They're probably all from the same manufacturer (despite different branding), but I want to make sure that the circuit board is relatively 2D and the controller can be disassembled. I plan on doing a case mod to th...
by 17daysolderthannes
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: 2000's Gaming
Topic: Can the vibration motors be removed on PS2 Dual Shocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 2881

Re: Can the vibration motors be removed on PS2 Dual Shocks?

Well, I guess here's another question: what power runs to the vibration motors? I might make one of those nerdy LED mods that makes the controller flash when the vibration command is sent or something.
by 17daysolderthannes
Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: 2000's Gaming
Topic: Can the vibration motors be removed on PS2 Dual Shocks?
Replies: 3
Views: 2881

Can the vibration motors be removed on PS2 Dual Shocks?

Hi guys, This isn't a portable, it's actually a custom case mod I'm going to attempt with my 3D printer. I want to take a standard PS2 controller's guts and create a case that falls somewhere between the 3 button Genesis, 6 button Genesis, and Japanese/2nd gen US Sega Saturn controllers in form. Wha...
by 17daysolderthannes
Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: portable laptopish ps2, wii with screen
Replies: 5
Views: 2250

Re: portable laptopish ps2, wii with screen

come on guys, we all know this is the OP:
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by 17daysolderthannes
Tue May 24, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: NES not working...
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: NES not working...

it's the 72-pin. You can try taking it out and cleaning it and bending the pins back, but that takes a good hour or two (there's 72 of them after all). A new one is only like $6. Additionally, you can clean your games with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip if you haven't already. The long and short of it i...
by 17daysolderthannes
Fri May 20, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: What are these button covers actually called?
Replies: 0
Views: 1042

What are these button covers actually called?

http://i53.tinypic.com/t97eoz.jpg What is the *actual* industry/part sourcing term for those rubber tactile switch covers? I want something that can be case-mounted grommet style and then actuate a PCB mounted momentary tactile switch. Also, isn't there a site that sells off-the-shelf electrical en...
by 17daysolderthannes
Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Replace analog pot with digital pot?
Replies: 16
Views: 5128

Re: Replace analog pot with digital pot?

analog pot on what...the joysticks? I think the question is what the output is on the digital one you'd like to use. I don't know much about the way the circuit is laid out, but I'd venture to guess swapping it with a digital one or even a non-analog one would entail quite a bit of hardware and soft...
by 17daysolderthannes
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii
Topic: PS3 Triggers
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

PS3 Triggers

I have a question that's been bugging me: what method of analog control does the PS3 trigger use? Potentiometer? Magnetic (like the Dreamcast)? I had my hands on a broken one a while back and I couldn't see anything the triggers connected to except a silicon membrane, but what on earth could a silic...
by 17daysolderthannes
Fri Jan 21, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: thoughts
Replies: 1
Views: 1037

Re: thoughts

Mechanical engineering will take more than 2 years as a second major. Not only will you need to take additional maths (computer science doesn't even have Calculus IIRC, maybe computer engineering or electrical engineering is what you actually want), but most mechanical engineering courses must be ta...
by 17daysolderthannes
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Game Gear distorted screen
Replies: 17
Views: 8562

Re: Game Gear distorted screen

did you try capacitor replacement? The #1 cause of Game Gear issues is the capacitors. For whatever reason, Game Gear capacitors have a short life compared to most other electronics.
by 17daysolderthannes
Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical Questions and Answers
Topic: Training Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 1689

Re: Training Questions

this kinda stuff is more technical school type stuff than anything you would learn in college. Engineering, for example, is more about math and calculations than where to buy potentiometers and how to solder. Maybe Industrial Technology curriculums will have a few classes somewhat related.