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by Billkwando
28 Jun 2011, 10:32
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

Well, I think you should definitly use a glue gun, it will prevent your solderings to break, and it can be pretty useful to isolate and consolidate some pretty badly soldered points. I have one of those and had considered it! Should I use the high heat or the low heat setting, and how big of a gob ...
by Billkwando
27 Jun 2011, 19:52
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

I had the same problem with one of my mods... some of these MadCatz controllers were assembled poorly. I would remove the red and maybe the white wires, clean it up very well, then redo it. You may need to remove part of the wire so you can work with a clean/undamaged section of wire. You can clean...
by Billkwando
27 Jun 2011, 06:00
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

Looks like I got another problem. The red 5v wire and the white data wire fell off from being moved around too much, and I haven't been able to get them back on there right. The controller (which is now 95% assembled) isn't getting any power: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-urgRwZvSI2A/Tgh7CicZS7...
by Billkwando
24 Jun 2011, 14:20
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!
Replies: 22
Views: 15687

Re: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!

So to wire the quickshot to a controller, do I just take one ground from the quickshot and hook it to the common ground on my controller?
by Billkwando
24 Jun 2011, 14:15
Forum: Projects
Topic: A new project of 360 TwinSticks *NOW COMPLETE*
Replies: 35
Views: 20991

Re: A new project of 360 TwinSticks

Huh, I have examine the plate and I can feel by touch that the Sticks à screwed to the metal plate, and the artwork is glued over le screws' heads. My problem is that I need to work on a plane surface to drill, so with the sicks screwed, it will be hard. I also consider that there is a risk of dama...
by Billkwando
24 Jun 2011, 06:25
Forum: Projects
Topic: A new project of 360 TwinSticks *NOW COMPLETE*
Replies: 35
Views: 20991

Re: A new project of 360 TwinSticks

I wouldn't dismantle the sticks or get rid of the artwork. I'd just tape over them on the inside with some plastic bags (I assume your concern is dust from drilling getting on them?), and maybe masking tape the artwork on top, then use a hole saw, a spade bit, or a forstner bit to drill through the ...
by Billkwando
16 Jun 2011, 06:43
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Quickshot/Madcatz360 twin stick build COMPLETED!
Replies: 13
Views: 18342

Re: Another Quickshot/Madcatz360 twin stick build

Ok, so I got my set of 3 more quickshots in: https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UD_3COQNu-o/Tfrl6TtmNDI/AAAAAAAAAeo/zjt8DgZTKns/s800/IMG_20110615_170639.jpg Hi, we're the replacements and then promptly melted them too. Well at least the grips. and I dropped one of the black ones I did successfully d...
by Billkwando
11 Jun 2011, 13:02
Forum: Projects
Topic: Another Quickshot/Madcatz360 twin stick build COMPLETED!
Replies: 13
Views: 18342

Another Quickshot/Madcatz360 twin stick build COMPLETED!

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2010/07/voforce7710.jpg $300? Don't I wish? Hey all! I wanted to share the progress of my twin stick build (using old NES Quick Shot controllers), in case it helps someone else working on the same thing. I wrote these two posts over the course of a few d...
by Billkwando
10 Jun 2011, 13:48
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

I can't really see the settings in the picture, but for testing continuity you should use the resistance option (often it will be labeled "Ω", the symbol for ohms which is the unit of measurement for resistance). If resistance is close to 0 ohms, there is continuity. Awesome, so in theory, I can to...
by Billkwando
10 Jun 2011, 09:33
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

Welllllllll, I wanted to report back that your advice was flawless! My technique, however, was not. Note to burgeoning electronics enthusiasts: The dark lines are not the traces. Those are the dividers between the traces! LOL so yeah. I ended up scraping across the ground and button traces (luckily ...
by Billkwando
08 Jun 2011, 20:28
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

I think you might've overlooked my last post. ;)

I appreciate the help!
by Billkwando
08 Jun 2011, 18:26
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

I did try soldering to the point on the bottom side, but I may have done a bad job. If I'm not planning on using the triggers, but also not planning to add a resistor, is it safe to remove the trigger assemblies? That would give me more room to do a proper soldering job. Also, what should I use to s...
by Billkwando
07 Jun 2011, 19:00
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

Ok, here's the best pic I have:

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and here's the album:

https://picasaweb.google.com/Billkwando ... StickBuild#

I can snap more if needed.
by Billkwando
07 Jun 2011, 13:10
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Re: Madcatz retro stick problem

Can you take a picture of the top and the bottom of the PCB? I believe there are additional solder points that may not have been damaged. There are a lot of pics in my thread here: Modded Dreamcast Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - complete!!! I snapped pics and can put them up when I get home. :) In the ...
by Billkwando
07 Jun 2011, 08:04
Forum: Projects
Topic: Madcatz retro stick problem
Replies: 19
Views: 8763

Madcatz retro stick problem

I accidentally broke one of the tabs off for the bumper contacts, and it pulled up both of the little metal sqares that I think I need to wire to. I tried putting the wire through and attaching it to the square on the trigger side, but it doesn't seem to be making proper contact. I still have the ta...
by Billkwando
02 Jun 2011, 11:28
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!
Replies: 22
Views: 15687

Re: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!

Hey, how's that pantastic controller holding up?

I just picked up some quickshots off of ebay, so I'll be endeavoring to make a controller with the madcats stick soon.
by Billkwando
23 Jun 2009, 14:36
Forum: Projects
Topic: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!
Replies: 22
Views: 15687

Re: Cake Pan Twin Sticks!

Purple-Tamjin wrote:That seems a bit on the unpractical side. Seeing as though one good electric shock will probably cause it to malfunction.
How so? It's not like he's going to be playing in an electrical storm. I'd say the odds of it malfunctioning are close to unpossible.
by Billkwando
20 May 2009, 12:51
Forum: Projects
Topic: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress
Replies: 64
Views: 23958

Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

I can still pull out the PCB and add the special button at a later date. I wanted to get used to playing with sticks again to see what spot would be accessible. I have a wire already attached to BACK on the PCB, coiled and waiting if I decide to add it later. Thanks for the kind words. No prob! It ...
by Billkwando
20 May 2009, 11:55
Forum: Projects
Topic: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress
Replies: 64
Views: 23958

Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

IN the end I couldn't settle on where I wanted the Special button to be placed, so I just skipped it. Let this be an object lesson of how bad a player I am. I did add two 24mm buttons to the side of the sticks as my Start and Guide, so at least I can navigate through the 360 menus without having to...
by Billkwando
08 May 2009, 13:34
Forum: Projects
Topic: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress
Replies: 64
Views: 23958

Re: Modded Saturn Twin Sticks for Xbox 360 - in progress

Alternatively, you could wire up a foot pedal! :lol: I thought I was really witty when I thought that up, only to scroll down and learn that you're stealing thoughts from my head. :shock: Yeah, maybe an elbow button or an armpit button, otherwise, 1/4" jack and a momentary contact footswitch from G...