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April 17, 2006

Guitar Hero Goes Wireless

at 10:10 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Electronic Hacks

Want to rock out with Guitar Hero free of the confinement of wires? Check out the wireless mod that Jeff came up with. There is a full parts list on his site if you want to mod your own.

” The good news is that there is no perceptible lag. You can jam on the buttons or work the whammy bar and what you do is instantaneously reflected on screen.

The bad news is that I’m still limited by my less than stellar Guitar Hero skills. (I’m working it out on medium right now.) But when I have my buds over they play on hard and expert with the wireless guitar, and happily report that it works just like its wired counterparts.

Wireless daughterboard to the left, pack with NiMH rechargables to the left of it. The black cable leading from the top of the daughterboard goes to the power/activity indicator, and the DIP switches towards the top of the board allow the wireless channel to be changed.
The clear shielded cable at the top goes to the daughterboard and leads to the charging port on the guitar.
A black shielded (audio-style) cable maintains the audio gear look, and goes from the charging port on the guitar to the Playstation 2’s USB port for charging. (and/or playing while charging.) ”