Wireless controller hack, would it work.

midnight8

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So, I am trying to wrap my head around this, but I think it should work. so, you can play games with the remote control, right? So if we remove the board from a remote, I have not opened the remote yet, so I could be way off base with this. Mount the board in an arcade stick type box, obviously with the transmitter facing the front. Use the contact traces in the remote to solder wires to corresponding buttons on the arcade stick. Use the arcade stick you built making sure to keep it facing the dvd unit. I need to play some games with the remote see what works and what doesn't with the remote. Guessing the stick it digital, not analog? someone tell me if this theory seems reasonable. No proprietary chip for the remote, because i have used other remotes on the dvd players before. tell me if this is stupid, won't hurt my feelings
 

The Helper

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It might work but it would be probably be very laggy. It also probably would not have all the functionality like Analog, etc.
 

midnight8

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so, i have decided I am going to try this. I am going to sacrifice a remote. I am actually going to try it with a different samsung remote that is very similar to the nuon first. I am going to take a slighly different approach. I want to build a box that will house the transmitter remote board, and put a connector so I can plug a controller with a cord to it. I bought a sacrificail remote should be here before christmas, and also bought a couple of old serial cabled logitech wingman controllers to play with. Using this approach rather than the arcade box, one i have anormal controller, but secondly keeping the transmitter in a second box, I don't have to worry about the controller not being pointed at the player when i move around. before i get started i am gonna play around with a couple games using the remote. if this works, maybe I go with the completely wireless version which would be the arcade stick. If this doesn't work, or lag is too bad, then oh well, not like it is a big loss., just some time and a 5 dollar wingman controller. If it does work, it gives someone a hack to actually have a controller that can be had cheap
 
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