In this tutorial I show you step-by-step how I install a PIC microcontroller inside of an Xbox controller in order to provide custom functions. Now that you have the methods, all you have to do is go write some code and program a chip! Well, I know this is easier said than done, but check out my "5 transistor PIC programmer" if you are ready to go down that road.
Step 1: Tools
a small phillips screwdriver
solder (60/40 or 63/37... not the lead-free silver solder)
flux (this is more or less a must-have to get good connection to pcb traces)
30 AWG wrapping wire
wire wrap tool (Optional, but makes things easier)
wire stripper (A razorblade works well on wrapping wire, but check out my instructional on "precision wire stripper" to see the one I use in this tutorial.
A DIP microcontroller
A small tactile switch