Looking for Help with Padhack


#1

Since Toodles and the like’s boards are going to be out of stock until sometimes from July-September I decided to make my own.

Currently the PCB I am using is this one. I have a FFC cable connecting from the PCB to a FFC connector (They fit perfectly, picture below).

I have wires soldered to the end of the connector similar to this picture. Just need to know where to put the 10k resistors I have and if there is anything else I need to install in this setup (besides mounting which I have a fairly good idea on how to avoid short circuits)

I will be connecting these wires to a terminal strip before I do anything. That a wise idea?

Basically PCB board connected to a FFC connector by a FFC cable with wires soldered onto the end of the FFC connector. Looking for anything I may have missed or any tips anyone can give me.


#2

This is what I have at the moment.

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Need to know where to put resistors or if I am missing anything.

From THIS DIAGRAM I am slightly confused on how/where to put them and if there is anything else I may be missing.

I am using a 6 button setup with 3 smaller buttons in the front for PS home, start, select.

Thanks!


#3

From Slagcoin.com

You should definitely find 7.5k-8.5k resistors instead of 10k. You put them between 7 and 8 and between 13 and 14.


#4

Thank you so much for the response.

Any suggestions on how to connect the resistors?

I am currently thinking this way :

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Obviously I removed the red wires for more visibility on terminals 7/8 13/14.


#5

that should work


#6

okay! Thanks a lot! Will post pic when I am done. (First stick obviously)


#7

The wiring is a rats nest, but works very well, will post pics soon.

10k resistors worked perfectly (sorry, went around to many stores could only find 5.5 and 10).


#8

Thanks for all the help. Was finally able to finish my first box last night thanks to all the help I found on these forums!

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