more pics on the way?
more pics on the way?
Sorry Guys, fell asleep, twas very late(early in the morning) for me. Posting more pics in a couple of minutes.
Here is as best as i can get, if you need just a specific zoom on a certain spot, just circle it in paint and post the picture. If these pictures are all you need, please try and trace the wires that i need to tamper with. Greatly Appreciated, Dan.
just follow the marked lead to the contact, then you know were the ground pin is at.
so now you should know were to solder both signal
(ps2controllerhack.JPG by SephirothTNH)
Hmmm, i'm still not too sure of where to connect the wires of the button. I don't know of anyway to solder them onto the flimsy circuit board. Also, could you please explain what ground is/what it is used for.
Ahh, i never saw that edit, but i'm still not sure where i have to solder and what ground is/what i'm supposed to do that involves ground. EDIT: If you have aim and can help me through there my screen name is GrimKid429. Thanks again, Dan.
You have to solder to the legs of the connector that you plug the plastic into. Ground aka common goes to every button on the pad, newer pads like yours have a seperate ground for start select and analog. When you press a button down i peice of conductive material goes down and touches the signal to the ground and the curcuit closes, becomes active. I will be back and hopefull I will have found ground by then. You can try to find it yourself just follow the ground trace, black lines, all the way around untill it gets to the connector.
Edit: oops it was late last night I was looking at the plastic film upside down. so 3 is up and 5 is down.
Edit: Here is a list of what each leg on the board connecter is and an updated pic of where to solder. I suggest geting a piece of wire striped on both ends and touching leg 3 to leg 11 to see if it registers up to check and make sure I'm right before soldering. It could also be 12 but try 11 first.
Also do not bridge leg 10 and 11 or connect anything to pin 10, ground 2, you could destroy the controller.
If you want to do more simple projects like this search google for hacking a psx/ps2 controller into an arcade controll pannel. It will teach you alot about curcuits and ground and following traces.
that post should clear thing up. :)
should be a sticky
good work SephirothTNH. :ups:
Thanks very much for your help and i will make sure to post pictures of the final result. If i figure this out and become more experienced in electronics i have a great idea for a nice project: Wiring a controller throughout a glove, when you press you finger down on any surface it would push the button, sorta be a neat little virtual reality type think. Scrolling down a menu by just pushing your finger down on a table. :)
Quick question, can i use any kind of wire and button? I plan on desoldering a button from an unused appliance and using that until i can get to a store and buy some mountable buttons.