Now I've taken another dead Xbox 360 and made an arcade stick. This time for the PS3.
That's right I have an Xbox 360 plugged into my PS3.
First of all the finished product
On the left is the PS3/PS2/PC stick. On the right is the Xbox 360 stick that I made last year.
I was better prepared this time after building the last stick. In the photo you can see
* Drill + 3mm, 4mm + 5mm drill bits.
* 30mm holesaw + 22mm holesaw
* Soldering iron, solder, solder sucker, heatshrink
* cutting knife
* my trusty console toolkit with Xbox 360 case opening tool
* 3mm screws
* PCB case feet
* 6x 30mm Seimitsu clear-top screw-in buttons in appropriate colours (I'll explain my choice)
* 1x Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT joystick with mounting plate, joystick wire harness and Seimitsu clear bubble top
* 2x Sanwa 20mm SDM-20 snap-in button
* PS3/PS2/PC board already pre-wired (no longer available unfortunately)
* Dead Xbox 360
* 8mm diameter magnets
* hot glue gun
* wire strippers/cutters
* Tin snips
PCB, PCB case feet, joystick and buttons from in2amusements in Perth
Tools from Jaycar & Bunnings
Preparing the case
First step is to remove the faceplate. Next is to remove the grey plastic top and bottom.
There are 6 points, 3 on each side, that hold the plastic piece in place. Sticking a thin screw driver into key points will help undo them. They are between the filled in holes on the sides
Once they are done, it's time to take the base off (base when the console is in a horizontal orientation). Underneath the faceplate are 3 points that clip together. Undo them.
On the back are 7 points that all need to be pressed in. You can use a very small flathead screwdriver, but my toolkit came with a took for this purpose
Case comes apart. The top is screwed into the metal frame. You'll need a T8H bit to remove them. There are 6 in total that hold the metal frame to the top
The guts of the machine are now exposed. Take out the DVD drive. Remove the PCB on the front of the unit. This controls the power button and the 4 LEDs that give the RRoD. There are 3 screws that hold it in place. Off the top of my head they need a T6H bit.
Now remove the fan and any other screws holding the motherboard in place. You'll be left with an empty metal case
The top will have a thin flimsy piece of metal attached to the plastic. Rip it off and discard.
You have your case.
Edited by morris, 21 July 2010 - 05:47 AM.