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January 22, 2007

Xbox 360 Tilt Controller

at 5:47 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, Digg, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Game Hacks



 

It takes lots of work to mod the Xbox 360 to act like a Wiimote. 🙂 This Xbox 360 Tilt Controller reminds me of the this project. Great job! I look forward to the next hack…

“After wanting to play around with an accelerometer for a long time, I finally thought of an idea that would warrant me purchasing one, modifying an Xbox 360 controller to make one of the analog sticks controlled by the tilting motion of the Xbox controller.

The accelerometer works by outputting varying voltages for varying accelerations. I will use a 3-axis accelerometer so it will output 3 varying voltages. I will use an analog-to-digital converter to get the signals into a micro controller. The micro controller will do the processing that determines how the controller is tilted. It will then be output as an analog voltage to the controller in place of the on board potentiometers that are controlled by the analog stick.

Analog sticks work by adjusting two potentiometers (pots). After I took the controller all apart and experimented I found the potentiometers had an upper voltage of 1.61 volts and a lower voltage of 0 volts. On the up/down pot all the way up is 1.61 volts and all the way down is 0 volts. On the left/right pot all the way right is 0 volts and all the way left is 1.61 volts.”

Via: Engadget and Digg