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.”