Hi Guys, I thought I’d share with you some photos and my process in Modding at 360 TE stick for a Dual mod.
Thanks to Toodles for the awesome Cthulhu product; it really makes this mod easy. I just wish my PS3 TE stick had that same type of mod available. Darn MS security…
Anyways, if you have questions about it please post on this thread and I’ll try to answer.
I first posted this on my blog at http://frameadvantage.blogspot.com/
So far, this stick has been to 2 tournaments and 3 plane flights… so I guess it’s pretty reliable!
So I set out on modding my TE 360 stick to PS3 (I actually play more on PS3, but I bought this stick intentionally to dual mod.)
I achieved this entire mod with 24 gauge wire, a DPDT switch, and Toodles’ Chtulhu board. Time: 3 Hours.
I started with tapping the wires from the buttons off of the quick disconnects. You can actually move up the heat shrink, solder it to the back of the disconnect, and put the sleeve back over - seamless and clean.
I then moved to the main board, cutting the USB cable. Notice here that I connected Purple and grey to the Green and White of the USB cable, and the Green and white off of the board goes to the switch so that I can switch between 360 and PS3. The Red cable obviously is the USB power line. The ground on the USB has been reconnected to ground on the main board. Notice also that I have tapped the Joystick cable’s wires from below, and those cables go to the backside with the Cthulhu. I had to remove the main board’s screws to get to the underside though. Remember to heatshrink everything to avoid shorts.
Here is some detail on the wiring for the switching setup. As you may remember, the purple and grey are paired with the white and green going to the USB from the Xbox Board, and the yellow and green go to the Cthulhu’s USB output. The DPDT switch has been drilled to fit on the inside of the cable storage compartment, as it is less visible there. In addition, note the wiring on the harness to the left of the switch. This is where the Guide and turbo buttons are, as well as some of the power harnesses. I used that node as the main place to wire both the 360 and Cthulhu power rails, as well as ground. The green wire leaving that is actually the 360 guide button, which is tied to the “Home” button on the Cthulhu.
Notice here that all the wires come to the centralized position through the button spaces. I know this isn’t the cleanest, but I am waiting for some PCB standoffs in the mail, so this is a temporary solution. I know it is kind of ironic that I took the time to make the wiring before this neat, only to leave the board that it sits on messy, but it’s anchored down well. Two zipties secure it until those standoffs arrive in the mail.
Here you can see my switch placement. Switch down is now PS3, switch up is 360. No more whining about which console and having to bring two fightsticks!
A view of the entire mod from the top side.
Hope this page is of some use to those of you who don’t want to buy two TE sticks for competition. Save that money and get one stick with a modification! I’ll be adding custom art and paint later on, so stay tuned. Questions?