Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hacking PS2 controllers

Having got the basic arduino servo options sorted (if not finished), I have been rooting about for ready-made compact controllers. I have decided not to overstretch and will use a wired system for now, but may change to wireless later. Anyway, I wondered what's in a PS2 controller...

Here's what the PS2 controller looks like taken apart:

Hacking up Playstation 2 analogue joystick  
Here's what the joystick looks like. The blue things are potentiometers

The other side, showing the press down button (the white bar pushes down on the black switch

Playstation 2 joystick internal hardware

Here is the joystick wired up to the arduino controlling the servo

Playstation 2 analogue joystick control



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