Introduction: Easy USB Massage Controller

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In this Instructable I tell you how to turn a Playstation controller into a USB massage controller to relax your body through vibration.
When you play games on the Playstation you probably have noticed a short vibration inside the controller.
This is caused by two vibration motors. We are going to solder them in parallel and power them by a USB connector.

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Step 1: First Step: Unscrewing the Controller

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On the back side there are 7 small screws that must get out (see picture 1)
When you have done this, open the case. It should look like my
old PS controller in picture 2. In the area, where you normaly hold your hands you can
see both vibration motors.

Step 2: Step 2: Unsoldering the Motor Connections

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Unsolder the black and red wires, that  lead from the motors to the circuit board.

Step 3: Step 3: Unscrewing the Circuit Board and Cutting the Wires

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In this step you unscrew the tiny screw of the circuit board (see picture 1 in Step 1) and cut the cable , that has at the and the Playstation connector and runs on the other side  into the controller (see picture 2).

Step 4: Step 4: Soldering the Motors in Parallel and to the USB Connector

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Take one red and one black wire and solder both motors in parallel together (see picture1).
Then unisolate the USB cable (see picture 2) and solder the red and black cable to the motors.

Step 5: Last Step: Putting Everything Together

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Wind the USB cable inside the controller, so that it comes out, where the previous cable came out.
Screw on the circuit board and close the case and screw it together.

Congratulations! You are finished!


Warning : I don´t know how long the vibration motors can run until they get warm or hot. Be shure not to run them more than 15 minutes at once.
Also be carefull to choose the right power supply, because the motors need a high current. I don´t take any responsinlity.

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Step 6: Use It!

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Congratulations! You are finished!

With the USB Massage Controller you can massage your neck (see picture 1), your femoral (see picture 2), or your arms (see picture 3). Be creative!


Warning: I don´t know how long the vibration motors can run until they get warm or hot. Be shure not to run them more than 15 minutes at once. Also be carefull to choose the right power supply, because the motors need a high current. I don´t take any responsinlity.

If you like my Instrucable, please vote for me in the Epilog and Hackit!Challenge.

Comments

frisbeechamp1983 (author)2012-06-10

I'm working on a silent alarm clock, and I need a big vibrator motor like this. went to goodwill, and boom!

Thanks!

improyo (author)2011-10-14

great job

MoritzB (author)improyo2011-10-20

thanks

randofo (author)2011-10-13

It would be cool if you controlled the motors using your USB port.

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