How I Gutted a Xbox Controller For Education
So, this week’s project was to create a name tag that represents them in some sort of way. Me being a game designer and video game addict I immediately went to games. My main thought process for most things starts off as a joke but then I end up refining it until I manage to make it work. More fun that way. Also, an interactive name tag, even though it’s just some lame buttons and a joystick, is a cool idea. In this post, I will be posting pictures of each component while listing off what went into the associated component.
Sidenote: I don’t know why the pictures are turning out so massive and text so small. really odd.
- Here we have the innards of a broken xbox one controller
- The gizmo on the left is the joystick.
- Notice how there is no joystick on the right? I had to desolder it off because it wouldn’t fit the wooden frame.
- Learning how to use a soldering iron was a little bit of a challenge but I’m glad I finally learned. TY to Amanda for showing me!
- This was the process that took the
- Not much went into this front plate but, there are some subtleties.
- The plate was laser cut from a silhouette I found on google images and modified in Inkscape. I just removed the right joystick.
- The font I wrote my name is from one of my favorite games, Titanfall. Adds a little more “me” into the project.
- Finally, I used the laser cutter to cut the holes and raster my name in. EZ PZ.
- Here is the final product!
- The final thing was gluing.
- I originally tried wood glue (cuz wood, duh) but it never ended up sticking.
- Then, with the help of Duncan and Emilie, I found out the proper glue was a rubber adhesive.
- Working buttons were achieved, I found a use for some old tech, all went well.