I am planning on building custom 360/PS3 arcade stick using a sixaxis PCB, AXISdaptor (http://www.lizardlick.com/pages/boards.shtml) and a wireless 360 controller PCB (non-CG). I will also be buying the stick and buttons from lizardlick.com.
I have actually never soldered before but I have watched many tutorials on how to solder a PCB to a wire so it shouldn’t be that hard.
I am planning on having a USB cord for each pcb so I won’t have to worry about using a switch or something (hopefully). I, of course, have some questions though and some of these might seem very stupid.
Can I use alligator clips when connecting the PCB’s to the buttons and stick or must they be soldered?
Can I directly connect both PCBs to the buttons and stick without having to go through a switch? If so, if I connect the stick to the 360 and PS3 at the same time (don’t ask why) would that be bad for the buttons and stick since there are 2 grounds and 2 signals going through at the same time?
The AXISdaptor has 3 things that say “COM”. Is that common ground for each of the 3 sides of the board? Do I just stick these wires to any ground on a button or the stick?
How do you recommend I connect the battery to the 360 controller PCB? Should I just use the controller casing to hold the batteries?
Thank you very much