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The Blue Box


Well first off ill show you what i want to build:





This is a gaming stick, for fighters such as: Street Fighter...Marvel Vs. Capcom ... Tekken

This custom stick i will be making will be used for an Xbox 360, just as this one above. It will be using an acrylic casing that will be reinforced for vigorous play. Also will be using competition style buttons and joystick for amazing response times. I will also have a removable base in case of any button repairs or resoldering of wires. Or even to change to better buttons or joystick later on down the road.


Steps in the making of this stick:

1.Padhacking a 360 controller to accept different buttons and a joystick.
2.Cutting, sanding and dealing with acrylic
3.Fitting the buttons and Joystick
4.Final Adjustments and testing
5.Then playing!



Edit: Also i am getting Acrylic Samples in the Mail to see what color he wants so the black box might change.....
Edited by BLKKROW - 2/18/09 at 7:51pm
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post #2 of 37
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Update #1 Padhacking The Controller

Update # 2 Cutting Of Acrylic

Update #3 Rotuing Of Acrylic
This will be for links to updates
Edited by BLKKROW - 1/10/09 at 3:47pm
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One More

This will be final pictures
Edited by BLKKROW - 12/17/08 at 5:26pm
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post #4 of 37
this should be interesting. i miss those kind of games.
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post #5 of 37
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yay my first reply!

Yeah i hope it turns out well, im going be taking my time on this and hopefully it comes out nice looking.

I just posted this cause idk if OCN wanted to see this or not
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post #6 of 37
Those are cool, I had a friend who used to make them using those $10 ps1 controllers for the board. Then he soldered the joystick buttons to the ps1 controller. Then he just bought those xbox-ps converters. He had one for pc as well.
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Id like to see this, would be well cool. I love retro gaming stuff, this would be real good when its all finished!

Good luck with it!
    
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post #8 of 37
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Update #1



Yay the controller i am going to padhack, i got it for $20 whoop-e from Radio Shack on clearance.



The back of the controller, you can see the 6 screws and then there is one underneath the serial number sticker.



You open it up, and everything goes kaboom.



Taking the misc. things out that i dont need such as: vibration motors. The buttons basically everything but the PCB and cord



This is all i could do today, before i get all my wires and the buttons and more importantly the enclosure. But here on the top is all i need the A,X,Y,B buttons, the d-pad, the top buttons on the back. And start, back, and the xbox button.


Quick update
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post #9 of 37
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Sorry For A long update but with all the holidays things took awhile to ship:



there is the acrylic, now i just need to cut, glue, drill some holes, do some wiring then bam its ready
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post #10 of 37
Looks great keep it up!
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