What kind of wire do you need for modding a stick?


#1

I’m a complete noob about to do his first project, and I’m just making a list of stuff I need to pick up from Radio Shack tomorrow. I’m planning on converting a Dreamcast joystick to work with Xbox 360, so it shouldn’t be too difficult. I have a soldering iron, and I’m planning on buying a desoldering tool and (rosin-core?) solder. What do I need to ask for in terms of wire? Even if the stick will already have what I need inside, I’d like to know what kind of wire is used in case I screw something up badly. I’d also like to know what you need to make a controller cord–the thicker wire that connects the Xbox to the joystick.

Sorry for all these newbie questions! It seems like a lot of stuff gets skipped in the tutorials because “everyone already knows that.”


#2

From: http://slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_wiring.html

“For PCBs and devices, 20-26 AWG (I have come to like solid 24 AWG most) insulated wire has an appropriate thickness, works well with crimping (especially for .110” connection and chaining), and fits into a PCB well. 18 AWG wire is too large and rigid, and 28 AWG is often too fragile. Color-coded connectors for 18-22 AWG wire will be red and not blue or yellow; 24 AWG wire and folded 26 AWG wire works for red connectors as well, but do have very small connectors coded yellow for them. "


#3

you can use 0,2 mm - 0,7mm wire. i used 0,35mm for my padhack. had no problems.


#4

all this information is in the noob threads… i have noticed its only 09 members that are answering only because the long time members are sick of posts like these.

PLEASE READ THE THREADS ALREADY UP ABOUT THIS STUFF

(i hate to be a party pooper but seriously…)