Just wanted to ask somethings about pad hacking an Xb1 and DS4 control for a fight stick. Basically I would like a link to a tutorial or thread I may have missed, that shows how to have the two separate PCBs connected with a switch to pick between the two.
You can continue to read the rest if you want. Its just a crappy worded overly convoluted brain puke of junk I was thinking and typing. I apologize to anybody who bothers with it.
1.) Would it be best to wire them up separately and have their USB connections fitted to a switch, which could then flipped to the PCB I need. Or to have two separate cables.
Having them select-able will keep it neater with the single USB cable leaving the fight stick. But it will mean there is an extra switch inline which will add to the resistance thus making the lag of the stick higher. Is the lag a switch adds anything to even be bothered with in high level competitive play.
2.) To add a switch to the set up. Would I wire them up independently, attach both to the buttons and whatnot of the fight stick. And then have a short USB cable for each PCB attached to the switch. So in essence when I’m switching, its changing between the entire PCB. I ask this because I have seen some people wire the separate PCBs together and the switch is just used to send the power source to the desired PCB.
3.) On the fight stick there is an Xbox button. will I need to wire this to the Xb1 PCB Xbox button and the PS4 PCB PS button. And how will that button be connected to the switch. I assume when I press the button on the fight stick it will activate both. Even the one I don’t intend using at that time. As I typed that question I think I realized that the one I don’t intend using wont be getting power since the switch to select between the PCBs wont be activating it. Yet I’m still confused since I have seen the pictures of the two PCBs wired together. And I feel researching things to much just screws me over.