I have run into a bit of a snag. Finished my prototype genesis 6 button controller to PSX converter a month ago, and there were some issues with it (I disliked the look of the box dongle and would have liked to have the right amount of buttons), so decided that I needed to make some changes.
Yesterday I bought a pair of Sega Saturn controllers and some various materials to convert them to work with the PS1 digital protocol. I plan on mounting the converter board inside the controller itself. My problem is that, unlike PS2 and Gamecube controllers that use an internal system of cable strain relief, where the cord is routed through posts, the Saturn controller uses a molded strain relief that is part of the cable itself. I need some way of affixing the cord to the controller in a durable manner that is ascetically pleasing.
Two things I have considered:
Cutting the end of the Saturn controller off and using something like a modified Centronics hood to contain the PSX connector. I think there might be issues trying to plug two controllers in at once due to the added bulk though.
Trying to find a PS1 controller that has the same size of molded strain relief. No luck with this so far.
Has anyone done anything similar before?