Hi, i’ve been trying to build an arcade stick using the original xbox wired controller pcb http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/360_diagram6.jpg, i’ve got an optical joystick that ive wired up to the +5v and ground, circled in yellow and grey on that diagram^ (well i didn’t, but a friend of mine who works with circuit boards did). But after doing a bit of research i found that when using this board, people usually get the separate grounds from each microswitch on the joystick, and do it that way… but i don’t think i can do that with an optical stick. is there any other way of getting it to work, or will i just have to find a new pcb with a common ground? If so, what’s the best/cheapest one to use?
I’ve already done a fair bit of reading through these forums, but there’s not alot of info on these sticks