I made my own controller.

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#1 Posted by aquacadet (288 posts) -

I wanted to learn how hard it was to make a controller and figured a two button controller would be much easier project. Here's the end result:

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#2 Posted by JJWeatherman (14921 posts) -

Man, that's amazing. I'll buy one of those from you.

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#3 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

This is exactly what I imagined when I saw the thread title.

Hope you made a hunk pipe out of the other shoe.

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#4 Edited by Sarumarine (2585 posts) -

I say good choice using a shoe. That looks fantastic.

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#5 Posted by EarthBowl (174 posts) -

That is awesome! But it must be difficult to hold for a long period of time.

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#6 Edited by Dalai (7867 posts) -

That controller's got sole.

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#7 Posted by GlenTennis (3273 posts) -

That's fucking awesome.

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#8 Posted by Irvandus (3170 posts) -

This was better than anything I imagined when I saw this post.

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#9 Posted by CastroCasper (1499 posts) -

Oh man, this is amazing.

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#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -

So how do I use it? Do I put it on my foot and perform a divekick?

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#11 Posted by MikeJFlick (452 posts) -

I don't see a start button.

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#12 Edited by Ubersmake (771 posts) -

That is genius.

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#13 Posted by Turambar (7996 posts) -

Make another one to allow for left foot vs right foot death matches.

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#14 Posted by Orbitz (68 posts) -

Amazing!

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#15 Posted by Letter11 (33 posts) -

You're so ready for DiveKick. And man is the shoe so appropriate.

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#16 Posted by ThomasG666 (155 posts) -

lol! Looks cool!

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#17 Posted by Redbullet685 (6451 posts) -

This is awesome, but I see you made it for the Xbox 360, and Divekick is currently only coming to PS3 so the controller is useless

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#18 Edited by awesomeusername (4605 posts) -

Haha! I wasn't expecting that. That's just hilarious! LAUGH LAUGH CHUCKLE

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#19 Edited by Snail (8880 posts) -

How much?

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#20 Posted by awesomeusername (4605 posts) -

@dalai said:

That controller's got sole.

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#21 Posted by Winternet (8397 posts) -

That's pretty good. Mad Catz should get all over this.

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#22 Posted by MrCaptain (484 posts) -

That pretty awesome, its even more awesome if you can use it while you wear it.

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#23 Edited by Jedted (2870 posts) -

@redbullet685 said:

This is awesome, but I see you made it for the Xbox 360, and Divekick is currently only coming to PS3 so the controller is useless

If it uses the same drivers as an Xbox controller then you can still use it on the PC.

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#24 Edited by selbie (2435 posts) -

That is one BOOTLEG ass controller.

I look forward to the official DK tournaments where people bring their own custom controllers. Power to the people!

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#25 Posted by MattyFTM (14800 posts) -

That's awesome. I mean, you could hunk a dunk whilst divekicking with that controller.

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#27 Edited by AlexanderSheen (5150 posts) -
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#28 Posted by Bollard (7514 posts) -

You've inspired me to do the same.

(Also if one day you feel like sharing more info, please write a blog).

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#29 Edited by Pop (2708 posts) -

This just gave me a horrible idea, remember that dead island riptide boob statue? What if they did a boob controller for Divekick? 2 boobs one with a yellow nipple and one with a blue nipple. How freaking stupid would that be? I'm a stupid genius!

Great job on that controller, it looks freaking awesome! Can you still use that as a shoe?

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#30 Posted by Sogeman (980 posts) -

@pop said:

This just gave me a horrible idea, remember that dead island riptide boob statue? What if they did a boob controller for Divekick? 2 boobs one with a yellow nipple and one with a blue nipple. How freaking stupid would that be? I'm a stupid genius!

Great job on that controller, it looks freaking awesome! Can you still use that as a shoe?

just repurpose one of those boob mousepads and put buttons in there.

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#31 Posted by aquacadet (288 posts) -

@jedted said:

@redbullet685 said:

This is awesome, but I see you made it for the Xbox 360, and Divekick is currently only coming to PS3 so the controller is useless

If it uses the same drivers as an Xbox controller then you can still use it on the PC.

Yeah my plan is to greenlightdivekick.com and get it on steam which is why I went with an xbox controller. The dashboard ui is mostly to make a better picture (and button testing). I've got the two buttons working as I want, but need to I'm also not sure what my long term plan for navigation should be. Currently you have to reach in the shoe and push the contacts directly which doesn't seem sustainable.

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#32 Posted by aquacadet (288 posts) -

You've inspired me to do the same.

(Also if one day you feel like sharing more info, please write a blog).

I've started work on the second shoe, and will document step by step and make a blog post/how to. As for where I got parts I picked them all up (except for the controller which I had laying around) from http://www.focusattack.com/

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#33 Edited by Bollard (7514 posts) -

@chavtheworld said:

You've inspired me to do the same.

(Also if one day you feel like sharing more info, please write a blog).

I've started work on the second shoe, and will document step by step and make a blog post/how to. As for where I got parts I picked them all up (except for the controller which I had laying around) from http://www.focusattack.com/

Awesome! Hearing about this made me really wanna tear apart a wired Xbox controller.

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#34 Posted by Redbullet685 (6451 posts) -

@jedted said:

@redbullet685 said:

This is awesome, but I see you made it for the Xbox 360, and Divekick is currently only coming to PS3 so the controller is useless

If it uses the same drivers as an Xbox controller then you can still use it on the PC.

Yeah my plan is to greenlightdivekick.com and get it on steam which is why I went with an xbox controller. The dashboard ui is mostly to make a better picture (and button testing). I've got the two buttons working as I want, but need to I'm also not sure what my long term plan for navigation should be. Currently you have to reach in the shoe and push the contacts directly which doesn't seem sustainable.

Okay, I didn't know it was coming to Steam. But now that I do, the controller is fine. Its a great design.

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#35 Posted by sirdesmond (1388 posts) -

I really am digging this idea. I want to see someone play DiveKick while wearing one of these.

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#36 Edited by captain_max707 (623 posts) -

Put one button on each foot, and watch the hilarity ensue as Divekick becomes like DDR...

That would be great.

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#37 Posted by casper_ (915 posts) -

are those sanwa buttons?

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#38 Edited by BBAlpert (2509 posts) -

@sogeman said:

@pop said:

This just gave me a horrible idea, remember that dead island riptide boob statue? What if they did a boob controller for Divekick? 2 boobs one with a yellow nipple and one with a blue nipple. How freaking stupid would that be? I'm a stupid genius!

Great job on that controller, it looks freaking awesome! Can you still use that as a shoe?

just repurpose one of those boob mousepads and put buttons in there.

My God...

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#39 Posted by RenegadeDoppelganger (562 posts) -

ANYONE

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#40 Posted by ProfessorEss (7956 posts) -

@aquacadet: Awesome.

Question: Can your foot still go in the shoe? It would be interesting to try and play it using heel and toe taps.

Also, a pair of shoes with one button on each'd be pretty dope.

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#43 Edited by Savutano (115 posts) -

aaaahmazing

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#44 Posted by randombattle (130 posts) -

Now this is the Stradivarius of controllers.

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#45 Posted by alwaysbebombing (2383 posts) -

This is so much more amazing then I thought it would be when I read this post.

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#46 Posted by amafi (1484 posts) -

So did you just take apart a 360 controller, rip it's guts out and solder the leads on the PCB to the buttons? Because that's my plan, except for the prototype I'm gonna use an old busted usb keyboard. Going with a more traditional square box made out of wood look for the enclosure and some big illuminated 100m domed buttons I found, I just hope I can get it to work.

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#47 Posted by OurSin_360 (4275 posts) -

I would have,um, cleaned the show first but that's pretty dope.

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#48 Edited by LandonRobinson (107 posts) -

Would you mind posting how you got started making the controller? What parts did you use? Other than the shoe. :)

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#49 Edited by Rainbowkisses (519 posts) -

@pop said:

This just gave me a horrible idea, remember that dead island riptide boob statue? What if they did a boob controller for Divekick? 2 boobs one with a yellow nipple and one with a blue nipple. How freaking stupid would that be? I'm a stupid genius!

Great job on that controller, it looks freaking awesome! Can you still use that as a shoe?

It's Gotcha all over again.

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#50 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

Awesome. I'd been thinking about doing the same thing, but then I remembered I have no kind of mechanical skill.

I was going to turn one of my old Crocs into a controller, though.

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