DIY plug and play(charge) controller mod?

Hey does anyone know how to make the xbox 360 wireless controller a power cable. kinda like the plug and play cable make by microsoft? plz and thx.

Posted by halosaveyer 9 years ago

Regarding motor controller selection.

I need a motor controller for 24V, 20A Actuator. The motor controllers receive 16V from battery and also had to boost the voltage to meet actuator specifications. Can anyone help me finding a motor controller of such sort?

Posted by GamanM 1 year ago

PID controller to control temperature

I need to control the temp. using PID controller @ an accuracy of the +-0.5 degree Celsius. What will be the procedure step by step, to do the task. Please note that Range is 35 to 40 degree Celsius & ACCURACY is of prime importance. Please reply fast. Waiting for your positive & valuable response. Thanks &Regards-; Sanga

Posted by sanga20591 3 years ago

Charge controller CM3024z

Hi,  im a student, i just  wanna ask if i can use the charge controller CM3024Z to a Magneto (alternator) and coupled with a solar panel 50watts? does the solar charge controller are for solar panel only? thanks godbless

Posted by romeob 3 years ago

Traffic signal controller - do you recognize this device?

Do you recognize this device? Is it a traffic signal controller? I saw this guy standing at a busy intersection, and it appeared he was controlled the traffic signals. Unfortunately, I didn't get a chance to talk with him, but I did get a picture to investigate later. Do you recognize the device?

Posted by ewilhelm 5 years ago

Power wheelchair controller testing

I just bought a VR2 controller and I want to know how to bench test it to make sure it is functioning properly before I resale it. I do have a good multimeter.  I just need to know which studs to connect the MM leads to on the controller and what readings I should supect to get.  Thanks again for the help?  Manpan

Posted by themanpan68 3 years ago

Controller Camera

I'm new to this sorry. I want to make a wireless contolled camera or some thing that use either the ps1 or n64 controllers. Like if you press X it will take the photo. I want to have a display near or on the controller so it can be viewed with out the camera. As well as a usb cable so it can plug directly into the pc. I know it sounds like a lot too but I have most of the parts.

Posted by squall_01 10 years ago

Feature rich servo controller

Hi All, I'd like to write a servo controller that allows another system to offload some of the low level motion control work to the controller. This is primarily for amateur robotics applications. I'm trying to work out whether a controller implementing the features below would be replicating effort of existing open source drivers and not really worth the bother. Has anyone come across an existing controller that can some/any of the following? Position feedback Alterable traversal rate(s) changeable in real time (mid motion) Different seeking modes (acceleration, stall detection, hammering, error margins) Different communication modes (position queuing, position interrupts, upstream arrival and stall messages, etc) and so on... I'm looking at doing this probably with an Ardunio Nano and controlling as many servos as possible, but the primary goal would be feature richness. I could also see applications for an Attiny version (1 controller to 1 or 2 servos, limited feature set). Has anybody got any thoughts on the idea? Thanks in advance, Andy

Posted by andy 6 years ago

how to disable a snes controller

Hi iam making a snes arcade machine and i want to add a coin operate timer , i dont want to turn off the tv or console after time is over, i only want to disable/lock the controller, so i see that the brown cable is ground and white is power, if i unplug any of this cable the controller wont work so i connected the brown cable to a negative ac 5v  charger or the white cable to the positive cable but the controller dont work this way, so i hope someone can help me with this.thanks

Posted by locoface 4 years ago

Spa Controller Modification utilising Microcontroller Remote Station

Hi All, I'm looking at modifying our existing Spa controls with a Touch screen system that combines the functionality of the radio remote for the Spa controller & the remote control panel for the Spa heater. I also want it to be able to run the Sonos software and possibly do lighting control down the track. I would like to leave the existing water proof remote operational if possible but that assumes I can get the new 434MHz module in the microcontroller talking to the existing Rx in the Spa Controller and dont have to replace it. Im interested in any comments particularly as which mini computer to use. Price is a concern of course by function is more important. I havent worked out how to power it yet as there is no easy solution without nearby power points or network ports for PoE. I may perhaps go solar but not sure yet. It may be easier to run a cable for somewhere. Any insights much appreciated...

Posted by BrettB55 2 years ago

Help with electric wheelchair motor-controller?

I recently bought an old Invacare wheelchair to use the motors and controller to integrate with a computer. However, the "MKIV INT" (i'm assuming that's the manufacturer) motor-controller is an all-in-one with the joystick in it. I removed the joystick, hoping I could connect to a DAC and my computer via parallel port, but the joystick has a small circuit inside of it. I'm assuming the circuit gets 5V from the controller and sends pulses of the analog joystick position. I was thinking about de-soldering the 4 wires from the joystick (2 wires for x-position and 2-wires for y-position) and first try to replace the joystick with an old PC-joystick--just to see if the controller detects different resistances of a different joystick, etc...

Posted by ferris_beuller 9 years ago

Temp controller

I need to activate a garage door opener  with temp control. Opener uses momentary switches   There is a solarium on the out side of my shop garage door, When the temp between the door and the solarium reaches +/- 90 degrees  the door would open and +/-60 degrees the door would shut. Because the opener needs momentary contacts a regular thermostat  will not work. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated..

Posted by mcsxr2 5 years ago

AC motor speed controller for stereo turntable

Hello Brainiacs, I am wondering about salvaging a electric fan speed controller for my Vintage (1980's) Stereo turntable. I purchased a table from Europe and it ran on 50Hz 240v. But once I rewired the unit for 110v 60Hz it still ran too fast. It is a synchronous 24 pole motor driving a small pulley and belt system. I was told a speed controller would fix the issue by varying the voltage. True? Or if someone could come up with a schematic! ??? Any suggestions? 

Posted by bullit224 4 years ago


Okay. I have a question that may or may not be able to be answered. I have the Cyron LED lighting system (You can see ones just like it on their website). THe question I have is that, is there some way I can modify the controller (A simple 3-button controller: on / mode / pause) so that I can put it into a USB port to control the colors? Right now it has '7 modes': 6 different kinds of fade and a 'music' mode. I'm not sure just what I'd have to do to change anything, but I'm willing to try - it was cheap to buy anyway, so I wouldn't be terribly upset if I lost it. Any help would be appreciated.

Posted by Soretsu 9 years ago

KNEX Robotic Controller

Howdy, What do KNEX builders use to control robotic projects.I am asking about the physical most fans use one of the hobbyist controllers (BASIC STAMP, Cricket, Arduino, etc) or do fans hack the RCX/NXT? Does anyone use the old KNEX controller "Leornardo" ? Thanks, Richard

Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago

need help selecting a controller

I have 3 nema 23 stepper motors. unfortunately I cant find instructions in English for the controller. and the controller is incomplete when shipped. the controller that came with it is a tb6560-t3-v5. never used, but cant find instructions nor anyone who can explain it to me. I need a new controller with good instructions for 23hs22-2804s. any suggestions or anyone who can explain that?

Posted by wolfbain5 3 years ago

Can you turn a regular controller into an Xbox 360 controller?

I have an old controller lying around that I could use for my Xbox. I'm wondering if there is any way that I can mod it with a USB wire and some way to use it for my Xbox 360. Thanks in advance!

Posted by Average 10 years ago

Treadmill Motor Control

I have a Horizon T101-04 treadmill that has a control problem. The motor is definitely good. I suspect that the motor control board is good, and the control panel board is bad. The control will not reset or go into diagnostic mode. I want to replace either the control panel board or the entire control system. The motor is 90V DC. For amperage, the motor label says "19A S6 25%" which has no meaning that I understand, other than perhaps that the maximum amperage is 19. The label says "APMS" rather than "AMPS", and I wonder if the "S6" is supposed to be "SC" for "stall current." All of the characters on the label are very legible. To replace the entire set of controls, I can use an industrial DC motor control, but how much horsepower does the control actually need to be able to provide? I don't think that the one on the treadmill actually provides 19A, and is probably close to 1 HP or so in its capability.  To replace the control panel with something else and keep the existing motor control, what do I need? Do I need some type of complex driver circuit? Does it need feed back from tach sensor to do a good job of keeping the speed steady?  If it will work well, I want a simple control set up like a KB Electronics KBMD-240D to which I will add a safety cut-off switch with a lanyard.

Posted by Ineedacircuit 2 years ago

Low pass filter on LED Music Controller

I've purchased following controller: I was wondering whether it was possible to create a lowpass filter with potmeter, so that the LED only will be changing to the low frequencies?

Posted by FrederikH5 2 years ago

iTunes controller?

I'm not sure if I was searching for the right key words, but I was planning on building a desk with all of my computer components built into it, save the monitor keyboard and mouse, and I wanted to make like a little controller for iTunes that controlls random, repeat, next song, previous song, pause, and play. Like, would it be possible to take apart a spare remote control and use the circuitry and buttons from that to do it? Is it even possible? Also, this will be on a Windows 7 PC

Posted by Eavath 7 years ago

N64 Wireless Controller

Has anyone been able to make a wireless n64 controller? I've been searching on the internet and the closest i think anyone has come is this. unfortunately, the wireless controller wasn't finished and if it was, it wasn't posted. anyway, if anyone has any information on how this can be done or, dare i say it, post an instructable i would be extremely grateful.

Posted by novenine 9 years ago

charge controller

I have the cm3024z charge controller. i have 240 watts going in, controller going to batteries, no conection on the load,   have 1500 watt converter hooked to batteries. set the controller as such,,, HvD-14v, LvR-12.5 v'  LvD-10.8 v . my voltage comming in to the controller is good, when i get to the hvd it kicks out at 14v as it should, but my lvr doesnt want to kick back in. i have let the batteties drain below the lvr but will not kick back in ..  is there anybody that can help with this, i have retured the first one and this is my second one with same problem. i have left the system hooked up as acording to manual,but after it kicks out it just wont kick bavk in unless i disconnect the panels and reconnect them.   all help would be appreciate, thanks

Posted by puddlepod 5 years ago


RELATED TO DC MOTOR CONTROLLER (EV VEHICLES) 1: Need for large number of capacitors in the power circuit (store the charge and dissipate to which part of the component mosfet or diodes ??) ? 2: what are diodes parallel to the mosfets for ? ( other than preventing the back emf coming from the motor ) and is it have anything to do with firing angle ? 3:advantage of using many mosfets in parallel than using a single mosfet and on what basis must that mosfet chosen? I am from India a college student pursuing my electronics engineering and making motor controller,i am able to get all the circuit details and how the motor controller works but i have above few doubts

Posted by doraditya 4 years ago

SNES controller idea

I thought that it would be a cool idea to stick into a SNES controller along with a teensy to automate the buttons. Would this work? I thought this would be cool to play snes9x for android on a TV.

Posted by qquuiinn 5 years ago

Help with an xbox 360 controller malfunction

I have 2 Xbox 360 controllers with the left analog stick's dead zone sticking. That is to say that if the joystick is nugged slightly and put down, it constantly registers a small movement in the direction it was nugged until you re-center it. I've tried taking it apart and cleaning it, but it seems the spring inside the analog stick unit is worn out. I've searched google, and the only broken controller hits I got was for the stick breaking off completely from the analog unit. Any insight as to how i could fix this problem, or am I better off trying to make 1 good controller out of 2 bad ones by taking the right analog unit off one and soldering it on the left analog port on the other?

Posted by Scurge 9 years ago

2 Position Servo Controller

I need some help, I am trying to create a damper control using a servo and a 555 timer. Is there anyway that you can use a 555 timer to make a servo move back and forth between 2 positions (0 degrees and 90 degrees) with an with and on/off signal and not a pot? So when the thermostat sends power, the damper moves to 90 degrees, then when the thermostat shuts off the servo returns to 0 degrees? Thanks for the help in advance. -Ryan

Posted by WingmanSVT 6 years ago

Universal RC custom tweek

I'm not sure if I post this in the right topic, so let me know if I didn't, thanks.  My kid got two rc cars a couple of xmases ago.  One of the RC controllers antenna  broke off and want to know if there is a way to make a universal rc control unit so my kid can use one controller for both cars?  Kinda  like a similar function you have for a universal remote for a tv.  Thanks for any help you can provide.

Posted by doughnut64 8 years ago

Most economic way to control large number LED / Motors

Hi there, I'd like to know what is the most economic and reliable way to build a 10x10 of step motor or LED 10. By the way, does anyone knows how Art+Com made their famous BMW kinetic sculpture? thx!

Posted by riomusi 8 years ago

Instructions for contrlling DC motor from computer

Can anyone instruct me how to control small DC motor from computer.I need circuit diagram + program source code.

Posted by Talha Khosa 6 years ago

Best motor for speed control - ( low rpm - spin 1Lb of coffee)

I'm looking for a motor can have its speed varied, down to 1 rpm if needed and that can be done with a simple circuit. I'm building a coffee roasters. I hear that AC induction motors are hard to have their speed changed. The load will be about a pound or so and the motor will spin a cage full of beans over a heat source.  I dissasembled a bread machine and the motor is induction which I have heard is not able to be accurately speed controlled.  DC or AC?  I've seen electric drills used to spin the bean cage. What about a treadmill motor?   

Posted by fizzzbang 5 years ago

N64 Controller to PC

Hey guys, I recently pulled out my N64 and played Mario Kart 64 for some old-time fun. It was a rush.Anyways, I saw a video on youtube of someone who hooked up their N64 controller to their PC, and all the buttons worked.Now I recently saw an instructable on something similar to this: I'm not sure if that same method would work or not.I also found this: is pretty much what I'm looking for, but I want to see if there's another way that doesn't involve the creation of a circuit with IC Chips.Anyone know? THanks.

Posted by Jackhole 10 years ago

Optrex DMC40457 LCD

I recently picked up a bunch of junk from a friend including 2 Optrex DMC40457 LCD's (and a bunch of what looks like telco circuitboards) I have never worked with LCD's before and I am looking for some ideas/ beginner guides for this model. The controller chip is a HD44780 if that helps.(bad) Picture:

Posted by wizdum 10 years ago

DIY Design PWM Contoller for 3 HP 36VDC Motor

A friend of mine and myself want to build a couple of small electric utility vehicles to use for chores around my farm and his cabin. We are thinking of something along the lines of the eMule.  We just bought 2 new 3HP 36VDC motors for a really great price off of eBay.  See pics. I want to build some PWM controllers for these to help keep the price of the project down and because I like building things. I could use some help though on a few things. How many amps should the controller be rated for? 100 amps? Larger? Are there any designs out there for a DIYer like me? Thanks.

Posted by starguywisc 4 years ago

Seeking someone to hire for a project

Hi, I'm not sure if it's appropriate to post this inquiry on instructables but I thought I'd give it a try. Basically, I need a dial that would command this linear actuator to advance in one inch increments on either a dial or a touchpad or a slider. I'm not an engineer and I don't really have time to build this myself - would anyone be interested in doing this for a fee? If it would help in assessing the project, I now this controller would work However, I need the dial or touch pad to allow for discrete steps and not be sort of vague. Any help would be much appreciated. I'm just not sure where else to turn. Thanks, Evan

Posted by EvanB65 11 months ago

EL Wire Questions

Does anybody know if it possible to make your own El wire controller thingy? Ohh and how many volts does El wire operate on. I want to put some on a pair o headphones to make the glow.  Around 3 volts maybe??? And if anybody has some El wire scraps laying around could I use them?? All I need is at most three feet. My budget is rather limited. Thanks everyone!!!!

Posted by jackjackboom 5 years ago

115VAC low current fan speed controller

Greetings, I am fairly new to electronics, and have mostly worked with DC circuits so far.  I have an AC fan I want to use to make a carbon filtered ventilation fan for my soldering station.  I can do this with a DC circuit and DC fan, but when researching how to do it with an AC fan I came up with more questions than I started with... The fan I have is a Nidec TA450AC model A30122-10.  It is about 5x5x1.5 inches, and rated for 115VAC, 50/60Hz, .26/.21A.  I found data on the fan here: http:// In my research so far it seems there might be three solutions: 1> Use a TRIAC/DIAC circuit, 2> Use a MOSFET circuit or 3> Use a microcontroller/PWM circuit.  There seem to be benefits/drawbacks to each method, and I don't know which method to choose, or even if I'm headed in the right direction..  I don't know how to tell if the fan is  single-phase, triple-phase, induction...  ugh.  I am looking for an inexpensive solution I can build myself,  that performs well. Can anyone help me find the right solution for my application?  Or at least point me in the right direction? Thanks much, doval

Posted by d0val 2 years ago

How do I go about making this

I was thinking about making this, and making an instructable with it, but I have come to a dilemma.  I am a novice at electronics.  And as such, I would like input on how to go about doing this project, I was thinking Arduino at first...and it got pricey from that angle, was then thinking about full on design from scratch and just buy each component as I need it.  Please any input is appreciated on this project.

Posted by ReonBalisty 5 years ago

Rapid fire controller for ps3

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Posted by cainmack76 8 years ago

Motor Controller

Dear Sir, Can you help me in developing a 24/36 mosfet controller for tricycle? Regards P​

Posted by hgsan 4 years ago

CNC Controller or stepper motor controller

I am looking for some parts to get my home built CNC up and running. I just lost my job so I am trying to find the controller for the CNC as cheap as posiable. I have items I would trade but I will pay cash also. Let me know what you have or what you need and I will see what I can come up with. Thanks

Posted by r1dd1ck913 5 years ago

xbox 360 modded controller help

Ok i modded my controller turn on my controller put in cod 4 picked a gun started a match and my gun just started shooting randomly and when i push the momentary button in it stops shooting then when i let off it starts again did i get the wrong kinda momentary button ????

Posted by mpetri07 9 years ago

xbox 360 controller battery uses

Xbox 360 controller battery uses Hi everyone, here's a fairly easy challenge, I hope. I was hoping on using my rechargeable xbox 360 'play and charge' controller battery for more uses than for gaming. so to be able to unhook it from my controller and clip it on to my bike and be able to turn on a light with or with out a switch and with out any modification to the battery itself.  Any ideas?  hope this ones easy and could have many uses for it.

Posted by ANISHNAABE 8 years ago

N64 Cirka Controller With mayflash = fail

Ok so I ordered a Cirka Brand Controller and a mayflash pc adapter. I first bought a blue Cirka Brand controller but when I tried to play, it would spam the start button non-stop and was deemed unplayable. I then ordered a red cirka brand controller thinking it would work fine. The red one proceeded to do the same damn thing-_-. Please help. I've tried switching the two slots in the adapter and everything

Posted by tyler.sheets.167 4 years ago

How To use a Xbox360 controller on a PS3?

So guys, I was wondering there is any way to use a wired Xbox 360 on a PS3, without any adapter? Maybe unlocking the PS3? Searching the web I found some ways to use the Xbox controller on a PS3, but all of them have to use an adapter.

Posted by rschmitt 6 years ago


I have a 12dc sever fan installed into and old fridge to be made into a jerky dehydrator. what i need is a simple TWO POWER WIRE IN and TWO FAN WIRES OUT speed controller as the fan empty's the air from the fridge in 2 seconds flat. what i need is a controller with three speeds and an OFF. i can make one very easily from a detailed schematic but please keep it simple

Posted by joypad 7 years ago

Build me - Nintendo Game Cube controller that outputs midi at the same time

I need this for an art project. I want a Nintendo GC controller that can simultaneously output regular game control, but also have the buttons output a midi signal. The objective being that I want to capture game input and have it controlling synths, effects, etc.  But I can;t figure out the hardware component of a controller that can do both things at the same time. I would pay and credit someone who could help me do an art installation with this. Budget is small, but I'd be happy to communicate further.  The ultimate result would be would be playing a game (like Smash) on the Nintendo, and at the same time hearing synth output driven by the midi output reflecting the buttons pushed on the game controller Thanks for any help or direction or even ideas on this. x

Posted by SonicBlade 4 years ago

Need help to select stepper motor and dedicated controller.

Hello, I'm a new member of this forum. I want to learn stepper motor controlling, so please help me to select a stepper motor and a dedicated controller for this motor. It'll be better to understand easily, if i get a sample project. Waiting for your prompt reply!

Posted by joy59 3 years ago

Does anyone know how to convert an old keyboard into an MIDI controller?

I have an old electric organ and an '80s-'90s keyboard that I'd like to convert into MIDI controllers.  Can anyone help me, or at least send me in the right direction?

Posted by VoodooWitchDr. 8 years ago

How to Make a Power Flow Controller ?

Hello I am making a massager i got 6 viberator's and i dont want all 6 viberators to work at the same time example i want a set of 2 to work for like 10 sec and other 2 following a pattern how do i make a controller so i works automaticly that way i dont have to keep pressing buttons to switch em on and off...

Posted by sydazak 10 years ago

Rc car out of ps3 controller+quadcopter???

Hi im just wondering if it's possible to build a working rc car using parts from ps3 controler and quadcopter such as ESC ,battery ,  2 motors in controller to power 2 wheels... ( This is just to see if i can find any use of those two things that i dont use , not trying to create a really good rc car , just checking if it is possible) The two motors would both have to spin at different speeds to make the rc car turn.

Posted by Z1G0 1 year ago