360 controller pcb, what to solder to?


#1

Still working on my custom stick. I’ve been looking at my early version 360 wired controller pcb-

Am I supposed to scrape away the black covering at the appropriate directional and button signal recievers (circled in blue) , then solder directly to the exposed metal? Just wanted some clarification on this…


#2

Yeah, you got it.


#3

Be careful scraping that carbon away, though. The gold traces underneath it are really thin and delicate.


#4

Just take your time and you should be fine.


#5

Thanks for the help.