Logitech RumblePad 2 Wired Questions


#1

Background - I am not an expert. I consider myself pretty savvy and a fast learner.

Goal of Thread - I want to turn this pad into a fightstick for my PS3.

Things to Note - It works on PS3
is there a video/WriteUp anywhere or one that is close to this type of pad?

I apologize if there is already a thread made for this. I just couldn’t find what i was looking for so i decided to ask.
Thanks for the help in advanced

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#2

First, image tags do not work with files on your desktop.
You need to use a online image/file service like photobucket, imgur, ect.

Before you start, read Slagcoin.com the site is a little out of date now but none of the fundamentals have changed.

Also, Choose a different source for a PCB (printed Circuit board), the LOGITECH RUMBLEPAD 2 is not ideal for DIY custom stick projects.
I like to suggest one of the following for you, Toodles Cthulhu, the Cerberus Board (will need to solder) or the ZD (Zero Delay) Controller.

There also the PS360+ if you want PS2, Dreamcast and Xbox support.


#3

TBH I’m just trying to use what i have on hand. I’m not a tournament guy, nor do i want to be. I play a lot just for fun. i dont really want to spend money on this project. call me cheap but college is expensive lol. i just happened to have the controller and an extra messed up stick, so its just a fun little project.

i’ll definitely check out Slagcoin.com, i just need to know what im looking at basically. like is it find the ground, set the wire, solder, then do it again for every button?


#4

I’m all for encouraging people to try out new things.

However, keep in mind that, very often, trying to get a crap PCB to work the way you want to may actually end up costing you MORE in additional parts, tools, and time.

For example, turning that pad into a PS3 stick will obviously require soldering. If you don’t have a soldering iron already, it’s money you’ll have to spend. On the flipside, if you wanted something more streamlined, a Cthulhu or ZD Encoder would bypass the need of a soldering iron.

Anyhow, it’ll all be up to you to determine what’s worthwhile to you.


#5

tools i have all on hand. knowledge is where im lacking. i know how to solder and things like that im just not exactly sure how everything wires up together (if that makes any sense)


#6

This is a Rumblepad2 PCB:

… and it is (almost) exactly the same PCB as shown here:

With this diagram you may be able to find the right spots for soldering.


#7

Awesome! doesn’t look too complicated lol if any of y’all have some other references or videos on how wire-ups work feel free to post :slight_smile: