Another fundraiser..

This fundraiser is multiple lots we have been offered for our museum, most of these are extremely early systems, and many contain unreleased games and history that would other wise be lost.

The goal for this is split into groups, we have awhile to sort this one and lots would be paid as funded. The total includes paypal fee's added and shipping costs included excluding taxes, we put 10% as we're often charged different rates depending on donators locations.
Goal
£3,570.00
Received
£666.36
Latest donor
P ProtonX
18%
Custom LBP Developer PS3 containing multiple unreleased games, and multiple alpha builds.
£1,300.00
An early prototype PlayStation 3 dev Kit, in an early shell design which includes a disc filled with build(s? exact contents unknown)
£1,230.00
Misc Nintendo systems.
£500.00
The above prices doesn't include paypal fees, please see goal amount for total with 10% added for fee's we're charged.
£0.00
Expenses
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Pinta77

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I have the same dirty Gamecube controllers from childhood. I was about to toss them out and get new ones but I decided it would be a better idea to clean up the ones i have and see if i can salvage them.

Some of the problems I was having was the joysticks not being sensitive enough, and I found out that was most likely from dust and gunk inside of the controller that I have since cleaned out.

Other than the filth, the biggest problem was the joysticks were completely worn out. So i looked into replacement buttons. I found some complete sets of buttons on Ebay for about $6 each, and they have lots of different colors.

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The button quality is great. Over all, I'd recommend these, there's just 2 problems. The Z button it comes with is completely unusable, so you're original Z button needs to be intact. The other issue is with the control stick. The top part is made of a soft rubber, very similar to the original. It feels great, but I can feel it slightly rubbing up against the sides. It's very slight, for normal gameplay it's a non-issue and it might break in. Of course, this may or may not be a problem for Smash fans, I have yet to test it out, I will get back when I do.

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The first controller was just a button swap, for the next one I wanted to paint the front shell. It will be grey on the front, black on the back and with orange buttons.

I will get back to you with more details to let you know how this goes, and I will add to this thread as I do more.
 
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Just finished up this controller. I designed it after the Black ops 3 ps4 controller color scheme if anyone is familiar with that. Looks great except the C on the C stick is off center! I guess not all these buttons are created equally.
 

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That "Black Ops 4" themed one is pretty awesome. The replacement buttons are dirt cheap too.
 
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That "Black Ops 4" themed one is pretty awesome. The replacement buttons are dirt cheap too.
Thanks! The buttons aren't too bad at all. I did test it on smash, and it seems to work fine.

These buttons are dirt cheap, there is another site selling buttons for about $20. I don't know if they would be any better or not, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it's the same manufacturer. I've heard complaints about the $20 ones that are very similar to the complaints I have with these ones.

Anyway, my next controller project will probably be to make an even better controller with led lights that will light up the translucent buttons. I will get back with pictures whenever I get around to that
 

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I'd be interested to know how the analog stick rubber holds up. I've been thinking of replacing mine.

If the thumbsticks are really bad you should be able to replace the springs. Lubing up the dpad pivot also helps that quite a bit.
 

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I'd be interested to know how the analog stick rubber holds up. I've been thinking of replacing mine.

If the thumbsticks are really bad you should be able to replace the springs. Lubing up the dpad pivot also helps that quite a bit.

I didnt think to do that. I will try that. I have been using it for quite a bit now and it's doing well.
 

Another fundraiser..

This fundraiser is multiple lots we have been offered for our museum, most of these are extremely early systems, and many contain unreleased games and history that would other wise be lost.

The goal for this is split into groups, we have awhile to sort this one and lots would be paid as funded. The total includes paypal fee's added and shipping costs included excluding taxes, we put 10% as we're often charged different rates depending on donators locations.
Goal
£3,570.00
Received
£666.36
Latest donor
P ProtonX
18%
Custom LBP Developer PS3 containing multiple unreleased games, and multiple alpha builds.
£1,300.00
An early prototype PlayStation 3 dev Kit, in an early shell design which includes a disc filled with build(s? exact contents unknown)
£1,230.00
Misc Nintendo systems.
£500.00
The above prices doesn't include paypal fees, please see goal amount for total with 10% added for fee's we're charged.
£0.00
Expenses