PSP EXTRA GRIP AND SOUND - Joystick Bar and 2W Speaker




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

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Step 1: You Need...

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

-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

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

-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

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

-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

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

-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.

Step 5: Adding the Holding Claws

there is no point in all of this if the psp is glued to the unit. i maneged to make a holding claw for the psp

-use whatever materials you have. use your imagination and figure out how to make a claw to hold the psp

-in the first pic you can see the "chair" were the mp3 would stand.

-use a car radio holder to make the lower claw(beter seen in the video) and cover it in tape.

Step 6: Finishing Touches..

try to make it as smooth as posible.
use whatever material you have to bind avery thing together
use small amounts of glue in the bigining so that you have to reajust something you won;t have trouble. use lots of glue in the end.

see video for final result

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    26 Discussions


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    ah... is that good? I don;t know what you mean... i am not English/American/contain :D... is that "slang" ? lol


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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 ?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    pls do.... I am very interested to see another version of this Instructable. post a video or give us a link.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.