Splitting a GC controller?

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Splitting a GC controller?

Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:37 pm

Hey guys. For uhmm... something, I have to split a GC controller in half.

Ive heard of two ways to do this.

1) Cut the controller board in half, and then wire the two halfs together,

2) Use two controllers. Cut one in half, and then wire both of those halfs to the other GC controller. (The remaining GC controller would be used as like a hub, or something. It'd be wired to the two halves.)

Which ones easier?

And, are there any other methods?
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Post by eurddrue » Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:09 pm

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Easiest though, for me, is to use two controllers. Your best bet though would probably be tact switches, unless you wanted the mushy feeling.
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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by palmertech » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:19 pm

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by HotDog-Cart » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:15 am

Why the post palmer? I havn't even posed my response to the "awnser" yet.

And here it is:

Yes, I know I can split the controller like that, but I was wondering if I could use the same technique to split the controller right down the middle. (So its in two even halfs.)

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by eurddrue » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:44 pm

Probably not, you'd end up chopping right through the IC in the middle :( You could do something like ben did in his n64 portable

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But two halves, not feasibly.
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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Turbo Tax 1.0 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:21 pm

easiest and best way for me, is to use 2 controllers

i've posted a few pictures in older threads and explained it with a decent amount of detail if you can find them
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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Triton » Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:06 pm

ive found out it is possible to cut and split it and have a working board still, but its more of a 2/3---1/3 type thing, you cant split it down the middle, and some of the traces are pretty damn small

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Tchay » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:54 pm

You can also look for some wierder GC controllers. Some of the boards are wierd and give you some options. I would check out the smaller controllers for starts. In a month or so, I will be splitting up my controller and post pics on my worklog. You just gotta be creative ;)
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Post by 64M320N3 » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:02 pm

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Tchay » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:14 pm

My bad, for some reason my brain told me "October" when I looked at "August."
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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by argelfraster » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:41 pm

You posted in september :facepalm:

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Tchay » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:51 am

argelfraster wrote:You posted in september :facepalm:
Check the date of the first dude (face palm)
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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by argelfraster » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:48 am

That was Triton's post :oops:

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Re: Splitting a GC controller?

Post by Tchay » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:06 pm

sorry i meant the *first post. Anyhow, its tic for tac, so no more.
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