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ADDED VIDEO! PS3 Batarang/boomerang controller mod

Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:11 pm

Hey guys! I finally finished this beast!

EDIT: HERES MY VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq1CnY-n-Pg
THE AUDIO IS NOT SYNCED DUE TO YOUTUBE, BUT YOU CAN STILL SEE ME USING THE CONTROLLER AND THE RESULTS HAPPENING ON SCREEN!

What I basically did was take a cheap PS2 boomerang-ish shaped controller, and take its guts out and modify a REAL official Six Axis Controller and put it inside the shell. I also expanded the shell 15%.

I got the controller painted black, so it would be a batman inspired "Batarang Controller".

Please excuse my picture quality. My 5mp camera thinks brand new batteries, are dead. Also, excuse my bondo job. It was my first time.

*drum roll*

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You can see the white PS button. I didnt put any image there due to copyright reasons.

I got featured on hackaday!
http://hackaday.com/2008/09/12/playstat ... ontroller/
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Post by Aguiluz » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:13 pm

WOW! That's nice! :)
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Post by vskid » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:15 pm

Nice!
How is it to hold? Silver paint would have matched the concept. :wink:
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:15 pm

Wow, awesome! :D Can't wait to see how it looks when you get that bondo cleaned up and some higher quality pictures. Great job!
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:16 pm

It feels VERY nice. And its black due to my PS3 being black and its batman inspired :P
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Sep 12, 2008 9:18 pm

And I'll clean up the bondo sometime.

I have submitted this to engadget and hackaday. :)

I'd appreciate if someone could use photoshop and brighten these pictures slightly. So the Dpad is easier to see.
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Post by CronoTriggerfan » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:59 pm

I woulda sanded down those tumors and taken some better pictures before you did, then they woulda been sure to take a look.
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:59 pm

Hey man. I got FEATURED ON HACKADAY. Woo!

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Post by metalcharms » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:44 am

I don't understand why you left it wired. Is it USB or have you just not gotten to that part yet? That's really cool though I really wanted the boomerang controller when I saw it. Think you could post a how-to?

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Post by Negative_Creep » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:30 am

metalcharms wrote:I don't understand why you left it wired. Is it USB or have you just not gotten to that part yet? That's really cool though I really wanted the boomerang controller when I saw it. Think you could post a how-to?
The USB cable should be able to be detached and used as wireless. You can't get wired PS3 controllers.

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Post by hdx » Sat Sep 13, 2008 5:08 am

Amazing work! I really like it. You should ignore batman theme and paint it silver ;) It would be even better than now. Anyway it's neat and perfect-looking. I hope you would make detachable cable like in original SixAxis/DS3.

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Post by Life of Brian » Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:08 am

Ha ha! That's great! Nice build quality - smooth!
dragonhead wrote:sweet. ive spent a third of my life on benheck!
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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:37 am

Well, if any of you read my thread I CANNOT make it wireless. I have PERMANANTLY attached the USB to the input on the controller, as the Ps3's battery would NOT fit inside the controller due to too little space. So there is no battery. I dont mind though, as the cords USB and its the size of like a skipping rope.

I dont know if I'll post a how to, as I'm somewhat planning on revising this (making it better bondo'd) and selling them....maybe.
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Post by khaag » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:54 pm

Well slap me testes and call me Shirley -- You actually completed a project. Nice job too. I'm impressed. :)

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Post by Dr. KillGood » Sat Sep 13, 2008 2:15 pm

khaag wrote:Well slap me testes and call me Shirley -- You actually completed a project. Nice job too. I'm impressed. :)
Wait, what!?

Also it should totally be silver.
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