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#1 Blux

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:56 AM

Copy pasted from a private forum i'm on

Updated first topic with current info: (Also excuse the upside down pictures, too lazy to flip them)

Okay guys and gals, got my shipment of buttons and joysticks in today, 2 Happ Ultimate Joysticks, 20 buttons assorted colors.

*They are here!!!* Currently waiting on my coin door (http://goo.gl/GucEs) to come in, also waiting on my lot of 15 xbox controllers and light guns (http://goo.gl/Aq9y5) to come in from Ebay.

Went ahead and through the usual sources got my XBox loaded up with enough games from varying consoles/arcade machines to keep me happy for a very long time.

As soon as the controllers come in i'll get started with the controller wiring. Since the first one I did was kind of bad (lifted a trace on the PCB and not very happy with the quality of soldering/type of wire) i'm going to be switching to using cat5 for the wiring, it will be much easier to manage and a much cleaner process overall.

I've already drawn up the cabinet plans from a modified version of Lusid's Arcade Cabinet. http://www.lusid.net/arcade/

Workspace:
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Yay joysticks and buttons:
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Coindoor:
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Lightguns from Ebay:
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And under those lightguns...
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First controller that is all crappy looking and controller number two:
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Second controller and new wiring scheme AKA cat5e:
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4/6/10: Time to grab a cold pepsi and get to soldering...
*Update* Sadly no soldering will be done tonight. My allergies are kicking my butt really hard tonight, so I just took me some benadryl and i'm hopping in the bed. More updates tomorrow though!

4/7/10:
Got some soldering done, 1 controller down, 1 to go

D-Pad Soldered:
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Buttons/rest of controller soldered:
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Important Links:
http://www.subdiv.ne...oystickhack.htm
http://www.arcadespa...apid/12070.html
http://www.arcadespa...sh_buttons.html
http://www.centsible...icroswitch.aspx
http://arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm

#2 spartang6

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 06:05 PM

jesus, that is a lot of controllers. Good luck, be sure to keep us updated! Pictures are always good.

#3 crusty_punk

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Posted 17 April 2011 - 08:03 PM

Looks awesome!

It's really good to see that other people are still modding original xbox's.
I cant wait to see the finished product!!

please keep us posted!

Thanks,
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Posted 03 June 2011 - 05:11 PM

i see you wiring to the coin slot door.
are you actually going to use the coins for credits?

i have been thinking of this too, i actually read that the 3rd party controllers are easy to use too.
the microsoft brand controllers are too clean i think, 3rd partys are more spaced out for soldering.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 04:31 AM

looks cool.
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#6 shambles1980

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 08:47 PM

QUOTE(cyhill99 @ Jun 3 2011, 05:11 PM) View Post

i see you wiring to the coin slot door.
are you actually going to use the coins for credits?

i have been thinking of this too, i actually read that the 3rd party controllers are easy to use too.
the microsoft brand controllers are too clean i think, 3rd partys are more spaced out for soldering.



you can always cut up the circuit board and resolder connections using low gauge wires to space them out. I was concidering this my self.

the coin slot i was also concidering but i was trying to find the old token type coin slots. i dont know if you had them in the states. so i am adding a picture
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i was concidering tokens to be easier than random coins and means i dont raid the case for coins depleeting it and leaving my self with a coinless cabinet

#7 dsdork

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:12 AM

I'm just starting to convert my cabinet from XP to XBOX1. I soldered my first controller and got coinops 2 r3 workign with my vertical 25" tv. If you are looking to play oder games only, the xbox1 makes a great brain for a cabinet.
I'd love to see an update on your progess.

#8 Mega Man (?)

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 12:36 PM

nice! biggrin.gif
love to see how it turns out. wink.gif


I really want to make several of these one day!


#9 caaraa

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Posted 15 July 2011 - 09:38 AM

a good work.
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