OK, so I started asking questions in Tech Talk Think out loud but I decided to start a thread. In this new thread I will include questions already awnsered.
ME: Anyone ever have problems hooking up a PS360 to fwidget? All the buttons work fine, the led hooked up to the stick lights up on input in every direction but only left and right actually work in the control panel and while plugged into a xbox. I have double and triple checked everything. I have done this mod with te pcbc, fightpad with chimp smd, and with cthulu never had this problem. When i plug the joystick harness directly to the ps360 it works…idk help plz?
Phreakazoid187 : Just for clarification, you say all buttons and LEFT/RIGHT work while plugged into the systems/pc. The only ones unresponsive are UP/DOWN?
ME: yes sir, everything works and all leds come on like they should
even the joystick lights up for upvand down. But up and down dont register. I tried a new harness…nothing. I tried touching the up and down terminals with a ground wire…nothing.
Phreakazoid187 Measure the voltage on UP/DOWN before and after you activate said directions. Then measure LEFT/RIGHT the same way.
Ok heres the voltage
Right/ 3.70/ 00.1
Left/ 3.70/ 00.1
Down/ 3.76/ 00.1
Up/ 3.76/ 00.1
Phreakazoid187Hmm, well just for shits and giggles I checked the data sheet of the PS360’s processor, all of those lines seem to be 5v tolerant so they’re not being compromised by their connected voltage it seems. I’ll try and delve a little deeper, maybe up/down are on lines that have specific current requirements that are being violated though…not sure. It makes little sense that only those two would not work when all other buttons/directions do but it also seems interesting that up/down voltage matches each other but differs from left/right.
Fun fact, the PS360 runs at 3.3v and it’s I/O are all that level, but it’s VCC screw terminal pumps out the 5v of USB for things like powering other boards/led’s/etc.
Thanks again for helping bro!
Also here is another weird thing when i put the stick in :db:or:ub: position it registers as :u:.
Maybe I should make a thread
==edit here are some shitty pics
the wiring was pretty clean untill i unscrewed all the pcbs and cut off all the wire ties to try and fix this lol
So anyone else ever have these problems?