I am planning to build a couple of arcade sticks for me and my friends to use in our SFIV tournaments. I have ordered all of the necessary (Seimitsu) pushbuttons and a pair of Seimitsu LS-32-01 joysticks. I plan to wire up the D-pad, X, O, Square, Triangle, R1, R2, Start, Select and PS buttons to be operated by the joystick and pushbuttons respectively.
I have managed to pick up a pair of used PS3 Dualshock 3 controllers for £10 and plan to extract the PCBs in order to make the guts of the sticks. The only part of the build that I am still having trouble researching is regarding certain questions I have regarding wiring up the extracted PCBs.
I was wondering if there was anybody here who has undertaken a similar project? The parts that worry me are hardwiring out the analogue sticks using resistors (I’ve seen how most people do it using two 5k resistors bridging the 3 solder points but in the DS3 PCB photos I have seen there seem to be 4 solder points in the variable resistors?), wiring up the R2 button so that it can be operated using a simple pushbutton and wiring the L2, L3 & R3 buttons out of use.
I have not yet recieved my eBay controllers so hopefully this will be a bit clearer when they arrive later this week but the help would still be much appreciated. I plan to document the entire build and will post it up at various stages in it’s own thread so that I can hopefully help out other people undertaking similar projects by showing them how I worked out the important issues.
Thanks guys! I look forward to hearing from you all!