Project Phoenix Needs Your Help


#1

Hey Forum,

I’ve decided to undertake a project that I have dreamt about for a while.

I want to turn this:

Into this:

I am a noobie to both tech and custom sticks. I have recruited an engineering student who has done some modding to assist me in this endeavor. But I would love to get all of your input and advice throughout the process. I have spent a few hours looking at some of the threads and custom sticks you guys have posted, and I’m super impressed. I promise to post pics and updates as I progress. I dubbed this little endeavor “Project Phoenix” for fun because like a rising phoenix I can return this xbox 360 that has been sitting in my closet into something useful.

Where I stand so far:

Of the little that I know this is what I’m thinking.

  • I want to use Japanese parts, I’ve been using a Mad Catz TE stick, so I would like to emulate that feel/operation. I understand that the TE uses Sanwa parts, so I’m OK with using that.

  • I would prefer to use an orange/black/green color scheme to match with the existing colors of the console. I definitely want to use (at least some) translucent orange buttons that I can illuminate with LEDs, and a clear orange bubble top on top of the joystick.

  • I want to stick with square gate since that is want I’m used to.

I’m at a really early stage here, but I want to start shopping and ordering pieces in about a month or so, once I’ve gathered enough research and capital to get started.

What resources should I be looking at, and reading up on?
Where do you guys buy your parts?
What controller should I be buying to pad hack (hopefully I didn’t screw that up)? What are the pros/cons or challenges of a wired vs. wireless build?


#2

Go wired you can use a madcatz PCB because padhacking stock controllers is a pain in the ass.
Lizard lick for parts
There is a thread about buttons that light up on activation

Just use the forum search for anything you need, there are hundreds of worklogs here


#3

I’m waiting for the day when someone makes a stick out of a colecovision system.


#4

Check out the sticky thread on the tech talk forum:

Sticky: Intro, Rules, Tutorials & Info (Read Before Posting!)

That is the cup of knowledge where you can drink all that is tech talk. Hope you are thirsty.


#5

Don’t temp me gum… I have a coleco sitting in my basement that doesn’t work.


#6

:smiley: please do as I have a fully functioning coleco system.


#7

http://shoryuken.com/f177/my-xbox360-console-sticks-ideas-button-placement-242889/

There was a worklog posted recently that fits your exact needs.


#8

Can you link me to it?


#9

http://shoryuken.com/f177/my-xbox360-console-sticks-ideas-button-placement-242889/

that was the link Click above


#10

I must obey my thirst.


#11

Speaking of thirst, with that color on the console, I’m thinking some Sprite decals might actually work.


#12

haha, whoops, I’m retarded.


#13

Jeez, I feel like I’m taking a short course in electrical engineering! LOL. I have a lot of respect for you guys for knowing this stuff inside and out. Still making my way through all the homework assignments you guys gave me.