I’m currently in the process of designing and obtaining parts to build myself an arcade-style controller for the PS4 port of Project Diva: Future Tone. I have almost everything worked out, but need some help in finding a suitable PCB. I’ve been going through the forums and saw some excellent tutorials and PCB layouts, and was going to try using a stock first party PS4 controller PCB to use. As somebody relatively new to working with PCBs and knows how to solder decently, but not proficiently, am I going to have a hard time working with a first party controller PCB? I was also looking at the Hori Fighting Commander 4, but I need use of all of L1/R1, L2/R2, and L3/R3, which most fighting pads don’t have a need for, however if it would be significantly easier to work with, I would be willing to try and add a switch to toggle between the button modes on the HFC4. If there are other affordable options available I would love to hear about them, as price is somewhat of a factor due to shipping costs to Canada.
As a bonus, I would like to be able to add LEDs to this controller that would be on by default, and deactivate when the button is pushed, similar to the real arcade buttons. If anybody knows how to make this happen, please let me know since I don’t know how to do it.