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how do u solder a dreamcast controller to a joystick and buttons? Answered


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11 years ago

I just did this ...3 days ago :)

It was with a usb controller to a set of buttons to play stepmania...

Anyhow - open up the controller.  Each button will have 2 wires.  It's much easier to run 2 wires for each button instead of trying to use the same (sometimes present) matrixing inside the controller.

Find the pads for every controller button, and solder a wire to each side - then connect it to the switches.  I like the use of stripped cat5 cable twists.