XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby Deary65 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:30 pm

Lol, was going to make a chocolate cake but you reminded me that I hadn't finished what I started!

I used a Superflux/Piranha LED

Here's some diagrams:

Determine which controller is yours as there are different points to solder to depending on what controller you have.
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Controller 1:
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Controller 2:
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Wiring Things Up:

If you don't have a 1.8K resistor, just wire some up in series or parallel.
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Wire the positive wire from the LED to a power source. You can use the direct battery source or the alternative one shown. Use the alternative if you want the dome to light up when you use a wired controller.
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Insulate the points up as this is where I will put my transistor.
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Wire up the resistors to the points in the diagram shown above on the controller and transistor.
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Then hook up the other wire to the points shown in the diagram above.
Wrapping it round the resistor(s) keeps it tidier.
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Here's a pic of everything wired up, including the GND wire of the LED to the transistor.
Obviously the LED won't stay there.
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Now we need to make the guide button compatible to fit a Superflux LED.
If you are using 3mm LEDs, they should fit and you won't need to do major modification to the guide button.

Mark where the current plastic is (you can do a better job than me).
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Secure the button well in a vice (or grip it well somehow).
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Make some sort of starting point ready for drilling it out. I snipped it and twisted the pliers round.
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Now start drilling and get rid of all the plastic inside. You may want to use a combination of snipping some of the plastic out as well.
Be careful not to drill too far!
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Now you should have a fairly empty button.
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Now you need to cut a notch out the button and it's housing so the wires can get through without disrupting anything.
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Now you need to place the LED in and fill the button with hot glue up to the mark you made.
Make sure you keep testing it out as you put small amounts of glue in at a time. It's better to have too little glue than to have too much. If you have too much, it's harder to get rid of it.
You need to test what it feels like when you push it down.
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Lit Dome:
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Wish you luck!
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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby phenoptix » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:33 pm

Deary that is fantastic! Now for the chocolate cake eh?

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby Deary65 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:10 pm

Yep, did that along with a nice creamy chicken pasta meal. Parents were happy to come home to food!
Will ice it and eat it tomorrow. Tastes absolutely gorgeous!
Btw, did you want to shift the posts around a bit and make mine the top post for other people's benefit?
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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby jonny » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:17 pm

May I ask where and what the voltage in the controller is.

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby Deary65 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:25 pm

There's a picture of where the power points are in the tut.
It depends on the controller...
Wireless: 3V
Wired: 5V
Wireless (rechargable battery): 2.4V
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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby jonny » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:35 pm

Ok, so I have a wireless CG board, are the points the same? I also use the standard battery pack but with my own Rechargeable AA batteries. Would this still be 3V?

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby jonny » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Also if I getThese I would not need any resistors?

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby Deary65 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:47 pm

Yep, that's 3V in the same spots.
You'll be alright without resistors with those LEDs but I found it a lot easier just using one superflux LED.
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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby jonny » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:58 pm

Ok, thank you very much for the help.

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Re: XBOX 360 Controller Guide Button Mod

Postby jonny » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:20 pm

One very last question if you know it, if I was to use 4 of these red LEDs (I'm going to stick to the simple stuff if I can rather that worry about transistors and drilling the button) ; I used the led calc and tells me I need a 68 ohm resistor. As here does not sell them could I just wire up two 30's and eight 1's for each led or is there a simpler way?


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