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PSP EXTRA GRIP AND SOUND - joystick bar and 2W speaker

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How to make a "grip add on" for the psp using an old joystick and 2W, amplified, stereo speaker. (sory for the bad english)

Step 1: You need...

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one psp
one joystick
one pair of mp3/mp4/ipod portable speakers

tips:
-i prefered to use mp3/mp4 speker because the ipod speakers are much more expensive. these cost 10$, ipod speakers much more.

-try to find speakers with builted in amplifier. placing a speaker directly into to the jack won't be louder than the psp speakers.

Step 2: Tools

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drill
hot glue gun or something similar
marker
and other that are not imperative

tips:
-try to use a small drill for precition

-you will need alot of glue to keep all the parts togeter, because i didn't used screws.

Step 3: Working on the joystick

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the joystick must be cut in such a way that the psp can fit inside it. for better understanding check out the pictures

tips
-measure everithing twice before cuting. it would be ashame to buy another joystick

-allways work on the edges. roudn everything up so that you won't damage the psp

-the joystick is also plastic, and it won't scratch the psp if there aren't sharp edges

Step 4: Working on the speakers

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disasemble the speakers, and try not to brke any wares.
place the amplifier on the back of the psp

tips:
-use a soldering wire to remove wires, or to patched them

-if the wires are to short add some more wires

-cut with the drill the speakers and the joystick so that you can find a nice place for them

-don't discard any materials.. you might use them later (pic 1)

-the amplifier can be placed paralel or perpedicular to the joystick. if it sticks out, then you will have a larger unit, but it can function as a video stand for watching movies.
 
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polo99a9 (author) 6 years ago
yo you deleted the vids. wats up?
that's a tight psp
polo99a9 (author)  chunkymuggen6 years ago
ah... is that good? I don;t know what you mean... i am not English/American/contain :D... is that "slang" ? lol
Tight means good.
polo99a9 (author)  Brother_D6 years ago
oh.. in that case ...thanks allot
lawl
tight generally means 'cool'
and yes, that is a very tight psp! god of war: COO, no?
tight? weird
Leemister3 years ago
I don't get it.
$DOLLER$4 years ago
umm can anyone help me ??
what did you use to cut the joystick/contoller ??

I imagine you could use any standard hacksaw.
Also, what does your name mean?
ahh well nvm now lol i used a dremel thanks anyway :D
my name??
umm nothing i guess haha just a name
what does yours mean ?
My name is just a name, but for yours I was commenting on the possible implied meaning.
Are you suggesting you're on some sort of benefit payment?
haha no i am not on any kind of benefit payment
my name is just a typo and i ran with it , so yeah a random name :P
Ahh, I see.
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polo99a9 (author)  cheating-master5 years ago
pls do.... I am very interested to see another version of this Instructable. post a video or give us a link.
Orbb5 years ago
Mm, to clear this up, because I didn't really notice until the 5th time of working the pictures over, your MP3 player uses the wire. I didn't really notice, for some reason I had it in my head that it was like an iPod dock and it played one the MP3 was docked. It confused me for a while because I kept looking at the picture where you have the speaker on the back of the controller and noticed the wires and I thought that you modded your PSP to plug those wires in or some bull. Lol. More or less, this is a good instructable. I like the speaker part more, it is what drew me to this. I would probably take this idea and use it on a holder from Gamestop or something as said in a previous comment. Though it would be quite a nice accomplishment to have made my own holder =P. If I do happen to do this, I'll be sure to post pictures. It'd be impressive because I have an oooold iPod dock that had 2 speakers on each side, so, it would look cool.
polo99a9 (author)  Orbb5 years ago
yes, an ipod dock is a better choice because it has better sound quality and I think it is smaller. even if this Instructable looks hard, it really isn't, but i suggest that you have all the tools so that you work better. you should try it. the holder is really comfortable, and it shouldn't take you more that 4-6 hours. best of luck, and keep me posted.
Ward_Nox6 years ago
or u can go to game stop and buy the grips they sell and get some extra battery time with it Just saying
Welcome to the DIY site. :)

*hint* *hint*
polo99a9 (author)  tomonto6 years ago
ah...what ?
was just kidding
polo99a9 (author)  Ward_Nox6 years ago
i know... :P
polo99a9 (author)  Ward_Nox6 years ago
yes. you can buy almost everything that is showed here... but that's not the point. this is how to make it yourself. thanx for the coment :D