I’m pretty sure I know the answer already to this, but I figured I’d shoot it out here just to be sure.
So while I’m building myself my next set of sticks, I offered to buy my cousin one too. He didn’t make any crazy demands or anything, except for one request, if possible.
With the assumption that I was making the stick both PS3- and Xbox360-compatible (in some way or other), he wanted the Home/Guide button to be a clear Seimitsu button, but with LEDs in it. And he’d like the LEDs to glow green if it was connected to an Xbox, and glow red if it was connected to a PS3.
I’m not fully familiar with the full capabilities of the nice LED parts (KNsert, ArcEye, etc) and LED controller boards (FGWidget, Sparky, etc), but I’m pretty sure that there’s no simple way to get this done, if at all.
I was thinking that if I were to use a PCB such as the Paewang or PS360, it would likely be impossible since both 360 and PS3 functions are done on the same board with a combined set of components. On the other hand, I thought that, if this were possible, the solution may lie in dual-modding with an Imp switch; my rationale being that since the PS3 and 360 functionality is done on two separate boards, there may be a way to connect another chip/board to the Imp to determine which console is currently in use, and light up the LEDs accordingly.
Am I on the right track, and can confidently tell my cousin that it’s not easily doable?