Apologies if this is the wrong section
Im big into emulation for android but hate the touch controls for emus. Obvious answer is a controller however all controllers seem to have alot of drawbacks. I figured I'd start trying to make a custom one and post my theories and progress here. I decided to use a wired xbox controller as my base for several reasons.
1. Cheap. I assume Im gonna mess up quite a bit and I can get off brand controllers super cheap.
2. Power. (This is just a guess on my part so please correct me if Im wrong.) No Bluetooth save power on tablet and wont have to charge a wireless controller.
Basic design idea.
Getting inspiration from this site http://x2jiggy.com/blog/2012/1/1/xbo...-joystick.html
got me thinking about running wires for all the buttons and switches. My first idea is to to run the wiring off of all the points. Remove or grind down as much as the buttons, sticks, whatnot as possible without destroying the pcb. This is because I would be using this unit for the connection to the nexus. Get a second controller and basically chop it in half. Remove any connections on the pcb leaving just the buttons and switches. Hook up the wiring to the separate pieces. Obviously I would need a protective hose for the exposed wiring. Im hoping my uncle will let me use his 3d printer for making some type of case for it all. I was thinking I would remove the rumble motors to save power as well as weight.
Any thoughts if Im crazy or any other ideas?