I have been following the forum and have to say that the community is great here … top:tup:
after thinking about it a while, I came to the conclusion that I build my own arcade stick …
but i have lots of questions and i hope you can help me with them
First question which arose is, what should I use as PCB.
I was in my basement and found an old Playstation 1 pad which has no analog sticks (3’rd Party-brand “ES”) and I’ve read that the controller hack is easy to manage and started directly the work of “slaughtering” the controller
I just started to solder… but now I want opinions, whether what I’ve done is all correct
In the first place I soldered the Buttons and the arrowkeys with cables … So… Circle, Triangle, X, Square, L1L2R1R2, Select, Start and up down left right.
Now I’ve read that I probably need a so-called cable “ground”. I accidentally stumbled over the image here where the “ground” wire is shown:
My question is… what for? ?
And then I also found out that there is a 3.3v and 5 v line ? why do i need them exactly? Do i need those wires to build me a single PCB arcade stick?
Here are pictures of what I’ve done so far. It would be great if one of you who has experience with building arcade sticks take a look. (Are the wires soldered up at the right place? Where is the “Ground” if I need him?)
if you need more specific pictures then holler
So that was the whole chunk, I hope it was not too much information.
I’m happy about any response to the topic:)