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In this project I used a broken Nintendo Advantage controller and a signal booster guitar pedal kit to create what I like to call the "power-up".

What you will need:

Nintendo Advantage Controller
Guitar Pedal Kit (most should fit inside the enclosure)
Soldering iron
Power Screwdriver
Small Phillips head screwdriver
3/8" Drill Bit

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Step 1: Strip Out The Parts

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Use screwdriver to take off the back of the controller. Then proceed to strip out all the parts except for the joystick portion. Remember to save all the original materials, we will end up using most of the materials to piece the controller back together.

Step 2: Make Sure You Have All The Materials

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This is what came in my General Guitar Gadgets Alembic StratoBlaster kit. Make sure whatever kit you get that you have all the pieces necessary to build a successful working pedal.

Step 3: Drill Time!

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Take a power screwdriver and a 3/8" drill bit and proceed to drill two holes on the backside of the controller for your in/out jacks. Then on the right side of your controller drill another hole for you AC jack. Finally drill a hole in the center the red B button that you had taken out earlier. Once all the holes have been drilled, the parts will then fit snug and can be screwed on.

*I recommend using some type of measuring device so your holes are as clean and precise as possible.

Step 4: Glueing and Fitting

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I gathered all my original buttons and used an adhesive to place them back in their original positions. I also glued both the A and B Buttons (with switch) into their positions. Lastly, I took the LED that came with the kit and glued it in where the old LED rested.

Step 5: Soldering and a Little Elbow Grease

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Use the instructions that came with your pedal kit to solder all the pieces to your circuit board. Once it is complete it is then ready to be placed in your controller!
Awesome idea! do you have any issues with outside electronic interference without having shielding inside the modded case? i need to go to my local goodwill and see if i can find anything interesting to put some of my stuff in. And BTW i LOVE general guitar gadgets
mannen5 years ago
You should put a pedal in wich uses more of the buttons on the joystick, would be cooler ;)

nice idea, im going to make a pedal with my old sega controller
7xsevenx75 years ago
Why do you take  out all of the buttons if you only need to take out a few of them?
itsachen6 years ago
Really awesome idea. Gotta get myself a Nintendo Advantage now to do this. I love how there are two dials already on the controller.