PS3 gun/controller hybrid

[Luis] is very particular about his gaming controllers. He wanted to mod a Six Axis controller to fit into a Nerf gun body but there wasn’t really enough room for all of the components. After shopping around for a while he discovered a wired gun controller made by Namco which was developed for use with the game Time Crisis. He picked one up and went to work replacing the guts with a set pulled from a wireless controller.

The majority of the work on a mod like this one comes in extending the reach of each component. After cracking open the gun controller’s case, [Luis] begins preparing and soldering all twenty contact on the Six Axis controller PCB, then completing the connections necessary for each relocated component. This does make us wonder if there won’t be some element of noise introduced to the signals coming from the analog sticks? He mentions that one of them is ‘glitchy’ but that could be because he started with a used controller from eBay.

We took a couple of good tips out of this. Since the plastic housing is designed to hold each of the original PCBs securely, [Luis] reused them as a mounting surface for the replacement components. A little creative use of protoboard and some time in the paint shop and you’re done. Check out a video of the entire process, which also shares the finished results, after the break.

Comments

  1. Don says:

    Nice build, looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Neo says:

    Have you tried using this on pc, assign the accelerometers to look let us know how you get on.

  3. IJ Dee-Vo says:

    Killer

  4. Cyberteque says:

    I’ve modified a LOT of those PS2 guns!
    The second, “reload” switch was in the worst place!
    I’m still positive it was a deliberate attempt to teach bad handgun shooting habits!

    My mod was simple, make the second button act like the slide release on a real hand gun.
    It made Time Crisis much more fun!

    (insert evil laugh here!)

  5. strider_mt2k says:

    VERY cool.

    Maybe a ferrite bead or two on those analog lines if there is enough slack in ‘em?

    That looks great! Well done.

  6. lil brudder says:

    “buddons”

  7. ursua says:

    coool now lets go to play some need for speed loollll jajjaja

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