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People here at OCN have been able to explain a lot of things to me over the years.

Now, I ask of you to explain this:




This is indeed an original PS1 controller with an 8-wire CAT5 Ethernet cable connector, looking at the connector it'd seem that the wires aren't in accordance to an actual Ethernet connector, and pins 7 and 8 don't have a wire in them. This was given to me from a friend who found it in a box of stuff from a garage sale. I've never seen anything like this, but it looks like something that would be in a hotel or something.

Anyone ever seen this before, or know what it's from?

post #2 of 12
Couldn't tell you for sure.
But my best guess would be for robotics.

I know that there are many different applications people have come up with for the Playstation controller. For instance, in my other hobby, (Rc Tanks) you can purchase one of these http://www.cheapcontrolsystems.com/ to use in conjunction with a wireless PS2 controller.

So seeing the PS1/PS2 controller in your pic, I can only assume the tethered controller is for controlling a device and not used for the purpose of gaming.
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Originally Posted by dedmonwakin View Post
Couldn't tell you for sure.
But my best guess would be for robotics.

I know that there are many different applications people have come up with for the Playstation controller. For instance, in my other hobby, (Rc Tanks) you can purchase one of these http://www.cheapcontrolsystems.com/ to use in conjunction with a wireless PS2 controller.

So seeing the PS1/PS2 controller in your pic, I can only assume the tethered controller is for controlling a device and not used for the purpose of gaming.
I'm guessing ^ OR it was a controller that was used in a hotel/other proprietary system. I haven't been to a hotel for a while, but several years ago a lot of hotels let you "rent" video games for like $3 an hour or something crazy. I never came across one that had an actual legitimate controller, though; most had some sort of controller created by whatever system they implemented.
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maybe it was for like a debug machine or something?
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So seeing the PS1/PS2 controller in your pic, I can only assume the tethered controller is for controlling a device and not used for the purpose of gaming.
Sounds pretty reasonable.

I used to love the nondualshock controllers, so light, so comfortable.
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Speed. Pretty much lag free?
    
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Originally Posted by dedmonwakin View Post
Couldn't tell you for sure.
But my best guess would be for robotics.

I know that there are many different applications people have come up with for the Playstation controller. For instance, in my other hobby, (Rc Tanks) you can purchase one of these http://www.cheapcontrolsystems.com/ to use in conjunction with a wireless PS2 controller.

So seeing the PS1/PS2 controller in your pic, I can only assume the tethered controller is for controlling a device and not used for the purpose of gaming.
That seems quite likely, oh well; more the reason to attempt to re-purpose it

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Originally Posted by /Ben View Post
Speed. Pretty much lag free?
Lol, yeah. For the hardcore non-analog PS1 gamer.
post #8 of 12
Some one probably just wanted a long cord. It really isnt hard to learn how to mod a system to accept a different connector Ie RJ-45

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8-wire CAT5 Ethernet cable connector, looking at the connector it'd seem that the wires aren't in accordance to an actual Ethernet connector,
Cat5 is the actual cable and Ethernet is a ... It a type of Network structure used mostly in LAN.. AKA none of these describe the connector you were trying to point out which is called RJ-45

As for the for the wiring order. Ethernet doesn't define those standards TIA/EIA does T568A / T568B Standards. The two most common.
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Quote:
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Cat5 is the actual cable and Ethernet is a ... It a type of Network structure used mostly in LAN.. AKA none of these describe the connector you were trying to point out which is called RJ-45

As for the for the wiring order. Ethernet doesn't define those standards TIA/EIA does T568A / T568B Standards. The two most common.
And it neither is a cat5 cable (where's the emi shielding?)... I believe that's cat3


Yeah, it's a normal PSX controller that has been modified to fit a normal RJ45 connector via replacing the connectors both in console and controller.

Pretty smart actually, considering how prone to breaking the original connectors were.
   
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That seems quite likely, oh well; more the reason to attempt to re-purpose it



Lol, yeah. For the hardcore non-analog PS1 gamer.
Yes. I know quite some hardcore players who play with the PS1 and PS2 controllers...
    
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