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    Default Generic modding tips.

    A lot of the information on the site is being repeated quite a lot. Maybe it would be useful to have one thread that has generic info about the most popular subjects.

    For instance, I have lost count the amount of times I have posted links to PS2 controller to usb converters. I'm sure Milo and a few others are also a little bit fed up re-posting things over and over (not that we don't want to help - we do - but it means hunting for old posts that we have dredged up a few times before)

    I don't want to get bogged down with specific builds, just the kind of things that can be used on any controller. For instance the wiring diagram of how to wire an LED button from a 5v (usb) supply or a training video on soldering

    If the idea catches on, maybe it could get sticky-ed?

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    Maybe do a sticky thread with info about these basic mods everyone are doing? Links to basic brains, pots, sliders ect and info about that? What people use to wire and stuff.
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    well said that man!

    I started a thread like this already actually (see my sig) - problem is, it requires people to contribute links as I don't have time to keep it updated all the time. What I've started doing is editing the tags of any interesting threads with the word, "mil0" so I can easily search for them later and update the FAQ. If other people want to do the same, feel free!

    But personally, I think this forum needs a wiki... thoughts mods?

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    I love the idea of a Wiki.

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    Ok, it would only be fair to start at the beginning with the man who's idea this site is, Ean, over to you for a basic tutorial on how to build a controller...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAosgd9Cy6U

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    A decent soldering tutorial.

    I found it difficult to find a video with someone who was enthused about soldering so this guy will have to do.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_NU2ruzyc4

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    Great post, and stuck. Keep the tips coming.

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    How to connect a Leo Bodnar device to buttons, encoders etc. A good tip on here is how to avoid a lot of soldering. Use the crimped spades that you see at 3:40.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eB7FTO87Mzo

    One thing he did miss out was that you have to download the software to get encoders to work.

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    How to hard wire led buttons. An image tells a thousand words.



    You can normally pick up a 5V supply directly from your usb port connection and from memory (correct me if I'm wrong here folks) the resistor should be about 330 ohms.

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    If you have old PS2 controllers you may want to use an adaptor to connect them to your PC. Here is a photo of the type of thing you can use.



    You can also get double connectors where you can plug in two controllers and double your buttons and pots. One thing to remember is when you are looking to connect pots, the controller must be in analogue mode or the gamepad will revert to POV switches.

    If you are looking to buy some, then Google Shop or Ebay 'PS2 controllers to usb'. If you just google PS2 to usb you will get something completely different - the old connectors for connecting your keyboard and mouse before usb became popular.

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