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    UPDATE - Xbox thumbstick media control

    UPDATE - see page 2 for attaching additional buttons
    UPDATE - Xbox thumbstick media control

    the xbox controller is a very versatile piece of hardware, it can be configured in just about any way.
    heres the way i configured it:
    1. i removed everything from the controller board.
    2. then soldered an extension wire for the left thumbstick (about 1')
    3. soldered a USB cable instead of the original cable (just match the colors)
    4. then install the xbcd drivers to recognize the controller as a joystick.
    5. and the last stem is a program thats called JOYTOKEY.
    6. bind the thumbstick to send multimedia keyboard signals.
    LEFT-0xB1 (next track)
    RIGHT-0xB0 (previous track)
    UP-0xAF (master volume up) repeat 16 times/sec (steps)
    DOWN-0xAE (master volume down) repeat 16 times/sec (steps)
    Button 9 (thumbstick press) - 0xB3 (play/pause)
    7. then under advanced - set threshold to 50% to make it less sensitive, and send the signals when its moved half way in the assigned directions.

    thats it.

    also this controller can provide much greater functionality. later on im going to bind the toggle fullscreen keys for centrafuse.....



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    This looks pretty interesting! Good luck with the future functionality, I will keep my eye on this thread because I feel as though it's something that I can use/integrate into my car.
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    this is what the final product looks like (o;'
    notice the thumbstick to the left of the monitor.



    all it needs now is a backlight ring...

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    okk so i made a few adjustments to Xbox joystick setup.
    the thumbstick next to the monitor operates as a mouse.
    and volume and next/prev tracks thumbstick is right at the fingertips while driving (o;'




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    Very nice, great idea i like it.

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    Very good hack .

    Is the button as , if i understand, 2 axes and 1 push function ?

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    Hello, pardon my English, this is translated by google:

    I built this with a USB joystick like playstation:

    http://www.fuegomp3.com.ar/inicio/in...&limitstart=11

    The configuration is like your analog control, I give you a tip, in Joy2Key you got the ability to create multiple profiles, and assign a button to switch profiles in profile, with this you can use the lever and the button for several more functions.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/atta...1&d=1253106040
    I hope you understand what I wrote.

    Greetings,

    Nelson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierrotm777 View Post
    Very good hack .

    Is the button as , if i understand, 2 axes and 1 push function ?
    @sergatiuk

    i would like to know the same thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by pierrotm777 View Post
    Very good hack .

    Is the button as , if i understand, 2 axes and 1 push function ?
    yes that is correct, Y - volume, X - next/previous track, push - play/pause

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuegomp3 View Post
    The configuration is like your analog control, I give you a tip, in Joy2Key you got the ability to create multiple profiles, and assign a button to switch profiles in profile, with this you can use the lever and the button for several more functions.

    I hope you understand what I wrote.
    thats a good point, one might want to use the same analog stick as a mouse as well and switch the profiles by pushing on the analog stick. and yes that is very easy to achieve in joy2key
    in my case i just used 2 thumbsticks, but in cars with not much space to mount a second one this would be a great idea, in case you want to use a cursor for web browsing or other external apps in centrafuse or RR

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