QUOTE(supergrafx @ Dec 29 2006, 01:22 AM)
Yo, stop while your ahead man! Save that 50 dollar pcb for making yourself an arcade stick as this will definatelly not, I repeat not work. Maybe I am wrong, I've been known to be wrong a couple times in my life! But I don't think so.... I recently made, with an xbox street fighter anniversary pad, I repeat the pad, not the stick version (easy for hacks), an arcade stick with sanwa rg buttons, a sanwa jlf-8yt joystick, and two rare led sanwa buttons (one the shape of a star, the other a heart-used a two hacked usb cords to supply power to the bulbs), for my 5 yr. old daughter for Christmas. I think it is impossible due to needing microswitches to send the current to the copper source on the specific pad in question. The plastic buttons on the 360/ps3 are in totally different positions, and although you may be able to desolder the analog directs and realign them, I doubt one could move the copper traces on the pcb itself to align directly under the other system in questions buttons. Unless they make microswitches smaller than arcade ones, which I have never seen in a hacked pad... It's a great idea, but doubt it is possible. On a brighter note, that black strip on one side of the double sided ps3 pcb, looks as though it might be able to be used as a solderless hack. If indeed that black strip thingee has all the directions/button copper runs running to it.
What you state probably would not be possible for someone like myself. That's why I plan to simply place small buttons, like the ones used for the numerous button-duplicating mods on the 360 forums, underneath of the 360's buttons.
QUOTE(Eddie_the_Hated @ Jan 3 2007, 02:55 AM)
Good luck man, all the best to 'ya. I'll tell you this though, practice practice practice before you start to solder. Because screw-ups can get way out of hand on tiny boards like controllers.
And I definitely do plan to practice quite a bit, following tutorials before I perform any soldering involving the controllers.