Xbox 360 Tilt Controller Mod

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Xbox 360 Tilt Controller Mod

Post by adamthole » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:16 pm

I recently finished my Xbox 360 tilt controller mod.


As you might be able to tell by the name it allows you to use the tilt of the controller for your control in game. In this case the tilt of the controller takes over the left analog stick on the Xbox 360 controller. The tilt is determined using an accelerometer and is very smooth. It is identical to the tilt sensing technology in the Nintendo Wii remote.

You can get all of the juicy details at my site:

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Post by benol » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:27 pm

:shock: WOW! UN-FREAKIN-BELIVEABLE! Probably is hard to control though.
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Post by adamthole » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:32 pm

Thanks :)

Actually the control is surprisingly good. I was very impressed the first time I tested it out when I found out there is no noticeable lag. Also, I can program how sensitive I want the tilt to be. For example, right now the Y-axis maxes out at 30 degrees of tilt and the X-axis maxes out at 45 degrees of tilt. I can take those as high as 90 and as low as I want.

The control for different games varies, but I have enjoyed every game I have tested it with so far.

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Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:39 pm

awesome. hope you will post more projects this is really cool
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Post by gamemasterAS » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:40 pm

I have to admit that is pretty bad ass.

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Post by Rellizate » Sat Jan 20, 2007 1:17 pm

Nice. Sweet idea. It would be better if that PCB on the back was inside the controller though.

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Post by jeroen » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:02 pm

Wow!!!!!! I read the title and was all like. Ah no! Not another freaking noob asking for the impossible. Then I actually opend the thread and litterly said OMG! :o Impressive.

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Post by sammy » Sat Jan 20, 2007 3:09 pm

Indeed very impressive. Especially cause I've seen some 3rd party stuff that does this for the PS2 but it was extremely expensive (like 150$ or so). Too bad you aren't able to use the point and click ability's of the Wii-mote, that would be über awesome :P

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Post by adamthole » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:42 pm

Thanks for all of the good feedback everyone! :)

sammy - That 3rd party stuff you have seen for the PS2 sounds very interesting. Do you have a link? On a related note, I think the board I made for the 360 can be adapted to work on the PS2...

Rellizate - I originally planned for it to be in the controller, but it is just too hard if not impossible to do. The board needs to stay un-angled or it will throw off your center point. With it on the inside that would be a pain to mess with. On the outside you can actually add tape, etc. and adjust the center point. It comes in handy. Also, it is so small you don't even know it is there. You don't feel it with your fingers or anything.

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Post by Skyone » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:50 pm

It's a very cool idea, however, what games are you using it for? I can't playing Gears like that. :P

Nevermind, I can see it comes in great handy while playing any racing/flying game, hadn't thought of that. Great mod!

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Post by *o* » Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:55 pm

hackaday! engadget! make: blog! this should be all over the internet by now!!


just out of interest how much (if you sell them) would you sell them for?
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Post by XPCportables » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:52 pm

That's awesome! Down with Wii, 360 reigns supreme.

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Post by lifeisbetterwithketchup » Sat Jan 20, 2007 7:22 pm

Awesome mod! Some games wouldn't really work right with this, but it would fit some perfectly!
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Post by EnterTheHatrix » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:57 am

That's an awesome mod and I wouldn't mind doing it myself.. ... toryid=392

With any luck that will get you a bit of publicity.
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Post by Rellizate » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:26 am

Well maybe you could put a plastic box around it on the back. And bondo/epoxy it there.
I dunno, I just don't like having electronics sticking out the back of things. I guess it is your call though.

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