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    Default gamepad Custom Midi Controller

    http://www.instructables.com/id/USB_...m_old_Gamepad/

    Thanks for everyone's help and advice.

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    nice, I tried this with an original xbox controller but the contacts for the buttons are covered with carbon or something to that effect. Pretty much meant I couldn't solder onto it because it would just melt. The tracers were too small to solder too.
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    This seems like a great idea to try, only with arcade buttons. I've got a $10 Logitech controller sitting around somewhere that I could use for this...

    Thumbs-up on this mod.

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    Yeah, I cheaped out on the buttons. I was trying to keep the whole project under $10. I use this little toy to control beatgrids on-th-fly in Traktor. I also use a BCD3000 as my main controller.

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    i thought this might make a cool midi controller.... pretty much just how it is:
    <img src="http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/87/31/24/00/0087312400104_500X500.jpg">

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    apparently i dont know how to post an image....
    here is link
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ci_sku=6527180

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    but i guess if you were going to get something like that ^, you might as well get the korg nano pad for a few bucks more haha

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    Nice going dude
    Any plans for another project ?

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    heh, I'm on the lookout for more USB devices. I'd love to get some of those racing pedals to control effects with my feet.

    I figure after I get the hang of making cheap controllers, I'd buy something like the HALE UMC32.
    http://www.halemicro.com/Products/Pr...FSTaDAodpzuPCg

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    Yo Cheft!

    I need some help if you may?

    Basically on my thread (http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3549) i have push button LED switches and i'm trying to work out how to connect them up! My controller shouldbe arriving today so i can dismantle it!

    On your instructables link it says "Solder the positive end that has the resistor attached to one end of the switch. It can be either pole of the switch"

    My question is: Where in/on the controller that you had was therep laces to put the LEDs. Because you have an LED for each button and i basically want the same thing but i can't see how just by connecting the LED up to the positive end with a resistor will make it work?

    Or am i wrong and it will just work? can you explain more on exactly how you connected the LED's and made them work plz?

    Will be a massive help for me mate.

    Appreciate any info, Thank you
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