Project Gyokusho: ultimate arcade expericence

Gyokusho - Image 1 Gyokusho - Image 2 

We came across an interesting “How To” earlier this morning and we decided to share it with you. Over at online site Instructables, Pocket Universe is claiming that he was able to tear apart a wired X360 controller, put the guts in a pretty box and soldered some arcade buttons and a joystick to it.

So, what do you think are his reasons for doing this? Well, we don’t know for sure. But we certainly would like to fancy ourselves playing XBLA titles using arcade buttons. Come on, that’s ultimate retro experience guys! Also, Pocket Universe reckoned to call this little mod “Project Gyokusho,” a Japanese term taken from chess variant Shogi.

Anyway, there’s always the Read link below for the whole step by step process. But before we crack open our old controllers, we’ll help you first to get started. Aside from the obvious fact that you’ll be needing an X360 controller, you should also have buttons, a soldering gun and a big plywood to serve as your arcade’s desktop.

Lastly, before you proceed, take note how the controller’s buttons are mapped. Pocket Universe, after attaching his wired controller to the PC, found out the following configuration:

  • 1 = A
  • 2 = B
  • 3 = X
  • 4 = Y
  • 5 = LB
  • 6 = RB
  • 7 = Back
  • 8 = Start
  • 9 = Left analogue stick click
  • 10 = Right analogue stick click

Gyokusho - Image 1 Gyokusho - Image 2 

We came across an interesting “How To” earlier this morning and we decided to share it with you. Over at online site Instructables, Pocket Universe is claiming that he was able to tear apart a wired X360 controller, put the guts in a pretty box and soldered some arcade buttons and a joystick to it.

So, what do you think are his reasons for doing this? Well, we don’t know for sure. But we certainly would like to fancy ourselves playing XBLA titles using arcade buttons. Come on, that’s ultimate retro experience guys! Also, Pocket Universe reckoned to call this little mod “Project Gyokusho,” a Japanese term taken from chess variant Shogi.

Anyway, there’s always the Read link below for the whole step by step process. But before we crack open our old controllers, we’ll help you first to get started. Aside from the obvious fact that you’ll be needing an X360 controller, you should also have buttons, a soldering gun and a big plywood to serve as your arcade’s desktop.

Lastly, before you proceed, take note how the controller’s buttons are mapped. Pocket Universe, after attaching his wired controller to the PC, found out the following configuration:

  • 1 = A
  • 2 = B
  • 3 = X
  • 4 = Y
  • 5 = LB
  • 6 = RB
  • 7 = Back
  • 8 = Start
  • 9 = Left analogue stick click
  • 10 = Right analogue stick click

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