Tired of getting up to pause your game? Now you don't
have to. I have here, a pause button that you can build right inside your
controller. Many thanks to Nick Pedersen for this mod. This was his idea and
he helped alot on this project.
Now here is a quick rundown on
how this works. You install a pushbutton switch in the controller and
connect the left and right lines to it. when you press the button it will
push left and right at the same time. now that ground signal will be sent to
a 4071 OR GATE which will send a ground signal to the pause button.
Well lets start with the
controller. In order to install the button you need to drill a hole. I have
a small micro/pushbutton for this already drilled and installed (fig B). Now
you will need to install the resistors (see parts list belowfor
specifications) to the switch and ground it (fig A). I used the left and
right directions on the controller. Orange and yellow wires. Attach one
resistor to the Yellow and the other to the Orange then the other end of the
resistors needs to go to the switch. The other leg on the switch needs to be
grounded to the ground line in the pad. Easy part is done. Congrats!
install of the IC. There is a diagram of the IC and where each lead goes to
on the bottom (diag A). A few things to keep in mind here. I used electrical
tape to keep anything from touching and you will need some soldering skills
to do this part. the pins coming off the IC are pretty hard to solder, at
least for me they were. I butchered 2 IC's before I finally got it right.
the wire for the pause button goes to the leg I circled (fig C) the other
four wires are simple enough to the point I should not need pictures.
That's it! Really, its
that simple. I had a hard time with this mod because of a simple mistake I
made. Make sure you triple check everything. My ground wire was not soldered
properly and was causing a bad connection. Once I re-soldered it everything
||4071 OR GATE
||27K OHM Resistors
||SPST Momentary Pushbutton
Total cost for above parts was under $5.00 US Dollars. Very