A DIY dual charging docking station for the PS3 SIXAXIS wireless control pads.
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Step 1: Gather the Materials and Tools
Gather the materials and tools.
2 x Standard USB to Micro USB cables
Black Spray Paint
Hacksaw with wood cutting blade
Single sided sticky foam
Felt (Which I didn't actually use, as I could get the controllers to fit)
Step 2: Start Sawing
I cut a slope on the front of the piece of wood for a better look.
Then cut the two sections which hold the controls.
I used a hacksaw to cut the mainlines and then the dremel to remove the last of the material and generaly smooth it out.
A note of caution whe marking the depth for the controls, measure 90 degrees from the main line otherwise it'll be too thin.
Step 3: Create the Holes for Micro USB Connecter and Cables
Using the Dremel with drilling bits, sanding bits and material removing bits measure the holes and start removing material.
This step took a while as it was a bit hit or miss whether I got the holes in the right place.
Also remove material from the underside of the wood to run the cables.
Step 4: Spray and Insert and Secure Cables.
Give it a final sanding before the spray, and make sure there's no dust on it.
Give it two even coats of the spray colour of your choice.
Once completely dry insert the micro USB cable ends from the underside up and check the controls connect nicely. This does require a bit of fiddling using bluetak to get them to sit correctly.
Once your confident on the location of the cables use the bluetak to secure them in place.
Step 5: Finishing Up
I used a piece of single sided sticky foam to close the bottom of the wood off, aswell as giving a good surface to touch the table top.
I also attempted to apply the felt to the control sections but found I didn't cut the holes big enough to fit. Having gotten so far I didn't bother removing more material to use it.
Step 6: And Your Done
All left to do now, is connect it to your PS3 and attach the controls.
On a side note if anyone knows electronics and can provide a schematic for making it run of mains or something then leave a note or drop me a line.