SUCCESSFUL Wireless + Recharging Fight Stick?!


#1

Has anyone built a successful wireless fight stick that is also rechargeable via USB?

If not, is there anyone who thinks that they can?

I imagine in the worse case scenario, one could simply try to fit the back end of an xbox wireless controller plus the play and charge kit into the housing…


#2

That is how (charging by USB) all the Wireless Arcade Stick in Tech Talk are.


#3

So far everyone I’ve asked must use batteries… What parts are people using to make their sticks rechargeable…


#4

For an xbox stick I believe that’s the way to go, since there’s no built in battery charger on a Xbox pcb (unlike the sixaxis). My guess is you could also buy a separate 3.7v lipo battery and a usb charging PCB from SparkFun and wire it up that way.


#5

Well, you’ll still need batteries, just rechargeable ones, and a charging circuit. I’m sure there’s plenty of off-the-shelf stuff for that. E.g.:
http://www.maxim-ic.com/app-notes/index.mvp/id/3241


#6

I use a hacked wireless 360 PCB (case in progress) with a plug n play battery, which the wire itself is USB. If you have enough room in your box, leave the plug-n-play wire inside the case with a USB port on the other end attached to the box accessible the outside. Plug in a USB extension from the outside to charge.


#7

I prefer the Spark Fun approch only because you can manage to get a longer lasting charge than the default Xbox 360 li-po battery.


#8

YES, Thank you!


#9

some info on my finished stick, I’m using the charge & play and standard Microsoft batteries, so it’s free and no need to do anything fancy