Original Gamecube controller to wireless mod

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harvey263
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Original Gamecube controller to wireless mod

Post by harvey263 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:43 pm

“Why not just get a Wavebird?” …because.

Alright so simple idea; use the pcb from one of these Rocketfish controllers and replace all parts with original GC stuff. DOL-003-BIRD? haha
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The knockoff board matches the original nearly spot on so it makes for a nice fit inside the case (with a little trimming here and there). The hardest part was probably desoldering all of the Rocketfish parts cleanly. Big globs of rock-hard solder as opposed to the GC board that was a total breeze. I debated a few different battery solutions and ended up going with a similar setup as the Rocketfish, 2 X AAA inside the handles. It turned out great, feels just like an original controller minus the wire (and minus rumble :( ). I’m working on a second one now then plan on internalizing the receivers in my wiikey fusion cube.

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I considered just using a tact switch for the Start button, but decided to rig some copper pads to keep the mashy feel.
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The only modification visible on the outside is the power switch and an eighth inch jack for charging the batteries.
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