First time modder looking for help


#1

Hey there Tech Talk. I’m looking to build my first custom stick soon but I’m a little stuck. I dunno what to do about the PCB. I’m strapped for cash and can’t afford to buy a suitable controller to cannibalize or another board, but I do have 2 wired PS2 dualshock controllers and one of those 5-button GGXX sticks. I’d prefer to do something with one of the controllers, though.

I’ve been reading Slagcoin but the problem is… I can’t really tell if the controllers will work for this. One is an A series but there’s like 4 different listings for the A series, half of which should be avoided, it seems, and I’m not sure which one it is. I think it might be useable for a solderless hack, though. The other is an H series, which is labeled outright as “avoid”. Now I’m wondering what about it makes the H series so undesirable? Are they just a pain to work with or are they outright just not gonna work?

If all else fails, I was wondering how hard it would be to work with the PCB from the GGXX stick.

So what would be easiest to do? Any info would be appreciated.


#2

You probably dont want to hear this, but if you are strapped for cash, you may want to consider just not modding or building a stick. All the extra tools needed to mod a case and incedental cost tend to cost more than just buying a te or se in the first place. A pcb is just the tip of the iceberg.


#3

^he is correct, im still waiting for the parts i ordered from gamingnow and if i add up the total cost with the other stuff it is >$130… I dont like the dimensions of te/hrap… thats why i want a custom