Xbox 360 DIY steering wheel
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Hello DIY, I'm in the middle of a projeft. I have a Logitech Driving Force (the basic one with 2 pedals, paddle shifters, and 180 rotation). I've been trying to mod it to work with Xbox 360.
My concept is to hook up all the buttons and potentiometers to the xbox controller. It seems to be working pretty well (buttons especially). The thing is, the potentiometers from the steering wheel don't have too much useable range on the 360. Ex. I turn the wheel around 15-20 degrees and on the controller it registers as the wheel being turned to the max even though there are still around 60 degrees of rotation left. That makes it very jumpy. Same goes for the pedals. I'm guessing I need to put some sort of a resistor between the potentiometer and the controller so that it puts out less 'information' so that it can cover a larger range of its motion, but I don't really know. (I'm sorry, I'm not too good with electrical terminology, I do this by myself without any real previous knowledge)
I have some pics to demonstrate my progress (It's crude right now, but I'm just roughing things out)
So, do you guys know what I can do to increase the useable range on that potentiometer?
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new mobo not working. all components tested separately (see below). the immediate symptom is that it powers on for 10 seconds, turns off, repeats. no video output/activity, no beeps.
if i leave the DIMMs out, i get three beeps indicating "NO MEMORY" so to me, that implies the CPU is working. cpu fan comes on, etc.
Setup is an MSI H61M-P31, with an Intel i5, 450W power supply, 2 x 4GB DDR3's, some SATA drives, USB keyboard. Have a 32" Visio TV as VGA monitor on the
dsub (known working setup with previous mobo/cpu, which was an old Asus P5B).
I have another desktop machine, and i tested each component in it, 100% working: i5, PS, keyboard.
What really makes me think i've done something stupid is that i had bought a new Intel mobo from newegg two weeks ago for this upgrade, and it failed in a similar way; powered up, detected memory, but would not boot nor enter BIOS. I tested each component at that time, too, i5 and all, and concluded i got a DOA mobo.
any suggestions? i'm fucking stumped.
yeah, i checked all the connectors, no shorts under the board, CPU is in right, 4-pin cpu power in place, pulled all drives and connectors not immediately needed to get into BIOS. shorted JBAT jumpers (power off of course), and even pulled the battery for 60 seconds.
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Sort of new guy here but this is starting to become my favorite board. Ive been looking at my old xbox 360 for awhile and thought that since the warranty is up i might as well do something cool with it. Now, this isnt a /v/ worthy LOL COOL XBOX MAWDS thread, im looking to put my 360 in a computer case. and what seperates it is that im looking to desolder the usb ports, infrared ports, and put extensions in the dvd drive cables, so that i can fit all the peripherals in the front of the case, possibly on top. Maybe even add a usb hub on top and hook that into one of the front ports and hide it away. Definitely add some extra fans, most likely a window, the works. If you would do this /diy/ what case would you use? and do you think that just some regular grade wire can be used to solder the usb ports and infrared ports to the mobo?
tldr xbox in a computer case
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Hey /diy/ers, I'm planning on making a little arcade machine, but I also want to design the game pad, while electronically this will be quite easy, it will need to communicate with a PC, so I guess the most effective way would be to use the USB port on my dev board as a virtual COM port.
I'm assuming the simplest thing I can do is use the board to emulate a keyboard and assign buttons to it.
While I manged to create a serial port connection with teraterm, I have no Idea how to link the board with the PC in a global manner rather then forced connections via teraterm.
So what do I do exactly?, I'll probably test it using a single button first.
Pic related, the dev board I'm using.