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Thread: PS3 NeGcon - Can it be done???

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    I ended up doing no soldering with what I used, so it worked out great. I could have but it was uneccessary

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    When can we see pics/gameplay vids?

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    I don't have the time yet to do that. Hopefully soon.



    I just played extreme g3 and fzero gx with it, not bad at all. If it wasn't for the snaking in gx, this thing worked great, very smooth with the setting adjustments. It plays extremely well on chenchou reverse, and felt pretty good on sebenco foward. It is going to take getting used to, but I can tell by the feel of it, It will make an appearance at the next wipeout tourney. If I had left the psp 2 tv together, I could have used it for wipeout pure. I think that would be even better than hd.

    sorry xavier, got to get to bed, will try kinetica another time. Does kinetica allow for dpad movement?
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    Here is where the one I've been working on is at, it's pretty much all cosmetic right now as all of the working bits have been sorted out already, just taking my sweet time on it as I had to rewire 98% of it and make up a 17 wire cable from the neGcon.

    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...neG3con008.jpg

    I still have the PS (Home) button and the player LEDs left to install, then wire up the PIC/DAC board and PS3 controller to each other then to the neGcon controller, some final testing to make sure it still works like it did before and that'll be about it. The control box has the PS, Select and Mode buttons installed on it, as well as the LEDs to display which max twisting radius (Default, 90, 75, 45) that it's in, and the miniUSB connector for syncing/charging to the PS3. More pics to come after I get things sorted and all in place.

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    I am glad you did it Al, i don't forget what you said 2 years ago : "there's no reason it's not working"
    That is an incredible step ahead
    Quote Originally Posted by JABBERJAW View Post
    1) I need to tape these wires together very carefully, then set the base up so it will not be dusturbed by jordan hitting it in the head with a spoon (arnaud)
    If in future SL wants to release a retro weapon pack featuring a deadly wooden spoon , i am sure Jordan will get that trophy very quickly and guess who will be his first casualty ?


    RDC your model looks also awesome!

    Hope those incredible jobs you did guys will be very inspirating for 3rd parties manufacturers and they will release a controller like this !

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    RDC, can you post a pic of where you soldered to the main dpad board? or do you have a pic of that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JABBERJAW View Post
    RDC, can you post a pic of where you soldered to the main dpad board? or do you have a pic of that?
    I removed all of the components from the neGcon's board and soldered to the pads where the IC was..

    http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3.../neGcon033.jpg

    It doesn't look quite like this now internally, as all that wiring was removed and redone for the new cable, but it's still pretty much the same and the same spots used. Since it's a Common Ground layout the D-pad connections run right to the IC on the board, so if it's removed ya have access to the one side of them right there, then any Ground spot for the other. You could also trace back a bit and use a Via if ya were so inclined. The Start button has to be isolated, unless your controller also uses a Common Ground type of layout, the PS3 controllers do not as they have a weirdo 3 Common line type of setup.

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    What size wire are you using on the inside now, what gauge? My next one needs much thinner wire.

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    Some of it's still the same 30awg Kynar wire (also called Wrapping wire) that's in that pic there, and then some of it is the new cable wire, which is a 28awg stranded type. Ya wouldn't want to use the 30awg wire for the actual cable, even though it would be really great since it's small, but it's a solid wire and will only take so many bends before it breaks, which is why I redid the inside of the controller as I had it run from one side of the neGcon to the other instead of the original cable. So before long it would have given up the ghost from all the twisting, but that's resolved now and the original cable reinstalled for that part with the new changes. That's why using a stranded wire is necessary as it can take more of that kind of abuse before giving out on ya, though eventually it will too.

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    28awg is what I should use then? I'm not even going to tell you what I used, I'll give you a hint though. Smallest wire at radio shack Can't wait to make another one.

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