I have been working on one arcade stick off and on since the middle of the summer and I haven’t been able to get the electronics to cooperate. I have gone through 3 different controllers without any luck.
The first was a microsoft wireless controller which was working fine until I broke one of the connections. after that random buttons would not work and I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it.
after that I got a knockoff microsoft controller(http://tinyurl.com/84llyan) and a chimp. I tested the controller initially and it worked fine then tested after I desoldered the pots for the sticks and triggers and it wouldn’t connect tot the xbox anymore but it worked fine on PC (even without the chimp).
The third controller was a brawlpad(with the chimp again). The whole process of soldering went pretty smoothly so I went ahead and put it into my controller box only to find 3 of the buttons don’t work.
On all three boards I checked all the connections for grounding and resoldered them just in case but I cant get any of them to work. All of the buttons that dont work aren’t grounded they somewhere in the 0.5 -1.5 v range. I feel like I am missing something because I have done this before without any problems.
Any suggestion would be appreciated****