Hey guys. Cast your eyes over this please. http://puu.sh/ZItS
What this diagram is, is my plan at getting a regular 360 TE stick dual modded to work on PS3/360, with the option of PS2/Dreamcast and also CPS2/Supergun.
Now I haven’t been able to find a complete diagram for wiring of 360 TE PCB to the MC Cthulu and the Imp V2 (just Imp V1 it seems), so first thing I’d like to ask is, have I at least got the 360/Cthulu/Imp part wired up correctly?
Now the second thing is the supergun support. My understanding is that CPS2 controls are one function for one wire, meaning no control PCB is needed as it is a) basically built into the hardware and b) the buttons simply act as switches, so in other words, I understand that if you took a wire and bridged button 1 and gnd on the jamma harness, that would give you a jab on screen, right?
If that is the case, then it would seem like all you need to do is connect a signal wire and ground to each button. So, assuming this is the case, I decided to run cables from the relevant pins to the underside of the madcatz TE board, where the buttons are connected (rather than soldering more cables to the quick disconnects), and just use the same ground pin as the Imp will use when I make up the cables, as only one cable can be connected at a time, and it saves soldering many wires to the connector.
So would that be ok so far?
Now the final thing that I’m a little confused about is that there is a +5v out from the jamma harness which would be pin 1 as I have on the diagram. I know the golden rule is that all PCBs should be powered all the time, but are there exceptions to this? Since the buttons simply act as switches connected indirectly to the JAMMA harness (and do not require a PCB(, they don’t require a seperate power source such as the +5v right? If I do need the +5v, this can be solved easily by connecting the RJ45 Vcol to pin 1, and changing how I plan to make my USB/retro console cables.
I guess for tapping into the buttons, I could also use the screw terminals, which would probably be a way better idea since it’s not a major effort to reconfigure something if some superguns aren’t all wired the same.
Should I just connect the +5v anyway, does it even need it? I’m a bit confused. Thanks for reading.