Thursday, May 13, 2010

XBOX 360 Controller hack


I've been burning through AA batteries playing Forza 3 so I used what I had and threw together this controller hack.

I haven't prettied it up yet but it works great. Circuitry is overly simple. A 3.3V voltage regulator is connected to a USB cable's 5v supply and ground, VOut and GND are wrapped around the battery coils. Everything is then secured with heat shrinking and electrical tape.



  1. Hmmm... isn't this basically the hard way of turning a wireless controller into a wired controller?

  2. Yes and no. It's only powered from USB, but still communicates via wireless. I might decide to build something more permanent(such as this) once I find employment.