Hello Tech Talk. I’m planning on assembling a stick together for my friend’s birthday in half a year. I’m setting aside a ton of time because school and work will likely get in the way, and who knows when I’ll get time to sit down for a few hours (4-6 hour sessions) to work on this. I plan on going all-out; custom artwork LEDs, and whatever reasonable extras that a first-timer can put in.
I thought I’d start with Art’s Tek-Case
since it seems more fragile than standard TEs and my friend will hopefully be less likely to chuck it in salty rage.
However, there are a metric shit ton of articles to follow about this and it’s kinda hard to follow what and what not to do. I was hoping that some posters could link some tutorials that particularly helped them out when they were attempting something like this. I know that slag coin is a really great resource and there are some great posts here as well, but again there is a lot to go through.
Some starting questions I had:
My friend is 360 only, so what PCB should I use? Madcatz pad, 360 OEM, TE PCB, or custom PCB (PS360+, etc)
Regarding LEDs, do I need a separate PCB to control them? I only need them to be lit, no blinking patterns. Will the USB be enough as a power source, or do I need a separate power source (ex. D battery)
What do I do about the Xbox Guide button? (shows p1, p2, etc and opens Home menu) Do I need this for the controller to function?
I’m sure I can think of more later, but this is just to start. Posting any information that you guys found helpful in your diy projects would be great. This page seems to have everything -but- starting from scratch.
This is my first time attempting a project like this. I have very little soldering experience and no iron, so hopefully I won’t need it.