Xbox 360 Controller Mod

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Introduction: Xbox 360 Controller Mod

this will show you how to put rumble activated LEDs in your controller. Wired or wireless. Your LEDs may or may not look like this depending on your drill acuracy, mine are ok.

Step 1: Opening It

So you will need a torx screw driver, als use a small philips to try to get the bolts out, this is for getting out the security pins. Look at those on the internet. So either that or get a security torx tool. size 8

Step 2: 2

ok i only have pics of the finished product, but now you need your LEDs and resistors. The LEDS should be 5mm watever color you want, and the resistors are 47ohm . You can get both at radioshack. You need 2 of each. Take a red sharpie (or something) and mark the longer LED leg. Then cut both legs so they are about a few cm long. The positive leg(longer one) still being marked. You can test them on a battery, but if the LEDs are not blue or green you have to use a resistor for anything you do with them, or they will burn out!


Also mind that i recommend risistors for everything, it saves your battery power, for less batteries or recharges, and sometimes makes the LEDs actually glow theyre real color, (ex. Green glowing xbox green, not yellow green from too much power.)

Step 3: 3

Now get your wire. I used the 32 AWG wire or at least the thinnest one at radioshack, blue and red colors.red posistive and blue negative. So wire the LEDs accordingly. Then sodler the wires onto the rumble solder places. Look how the red is on the left. Just look at it on your controller. See which side the cables are. So match them up. BUT before you do that cut off most of the resistors legs and solder them onto hte positive LED wire. Then solder so that the resistor is actually soldered to the chip, not the wire (at least for posistive.)

Step 4: 4

So now all you have to do is make holes for the LEDs. Just grab a piece of wood and make holes in it with different size drill bits untill you wind one wheere the LED fits, but the extra tab stays back, preventing it from going forwrd.I cut my holes here.I also painted it and changed the d pad and joysticks but ok.

Step 5: 5

so now you should be finished, make sure the wires stay put and dont mess up your buttons and you should be all set. Unfortunately while i did this my Xbox is in for repair so i cant actually show it to you, but if you wired everything right it will work. My xbox was scratchin my CDs.

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    I FINISHED MINE LAST WEEK. I PUT THE LED'S IN THE ABXY BUTTONS THOUGH. ALSO RAN A JUMPER BUTTON FROM B. THE OTHER IS ONE IM WORKIN ON NOW. ITS ONLY HALF PAINTED BUT IT HAS THE BLACK HARDWARE FROM MY OLD S TYPE CONTROLLER.

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    did you make them decals yourself if so did you use stencils or free hand if stencil could you upload them so i could download them cause they look really awesome and i would love to mod my controller

    i would assume stencils, or you could cut it out of masking tape and then place it on your controller like a home made stencil

    Very good... compared to my first one I feel like a noob...

    whats wrong with u... your hamster broke up with you.


               -M 

     ok sure... hamster boy

    C'mon, guys! Hating is overrated! Peace and love, mannnnn... :)

    nicccccccccceeeeeeeeeeeee

    Bit late to the party, don't you think?

    hahaha, party never ends!

    how did u do such a good job on the logo, did u like trace the star logo?

    If you mean the nautical star on the left hand side, theres a great tutorial on how to draw them on dragoart.com. Even if you cant draw for sh&t; you'll find it easy.

    that is great, I have a question if i wanted to make multiple controllers respond at the same time how would that be done? kind of like a mirror or clone.

    what do you mean by respond, as in one controllers character gets shot and his rumble goes off, 2 more controllers rumble with his?

    yes. I'm sure it's a frequency issue. any idea? Thanks

    i actually have no idea how to do that, but may i ask, Why do you want to do that?