02/01/2020 at 08:02 •
It's been a minute-
The new esp32 firmware with Switch support (no adapter) is available on the GitHub now
Theres also a small run of mod kits available on Tindie:
05/25/2019 at 05:45 •
If you’re reading this, thanks for supporting my hack!
To secure the BlueCube mod in place, I’ve designed a 3d printable piece that uses a 3/8" #2 screw to tap into the post that the cable used to wrap around. Works great. 3d model is available in files.
What I'm working on next:
- Step by step instructions
- Taking pictures and setup Tindie store
- Assembling 10 beta kits for Tindie
Don't forget to like the page for a chance to win a controller. You have 1 week left!
05/02/2019 at 19:48 •
BlueCubeMod firmware is now on GitHub: https://github.com/NathanReeves/BlueCubeMod
If you have your own esp32 dev board and a gamecube controller you can try this out right now:
I’ve added the PCB files which contain a few updates from the previous board:
-Onboard USB to UART programmer w/ auto program
-Blue LED tied to GPIO34
-Slimmed USB port
-New vertical switch
The 700 mah batteries I could find didn’t fit well in vibration motor slot. For this to work, the battery needs to be smaller than 15x30x20mm.
Another idea I’ve been working with is putting the battery in the controller handle. This would allow a larger battery, at the cost of making the controller off balance.
500 mah battery(9x30x20mm):
-4 hour battery life
-removes vibration motor
1000 mah battery(10x35x30mm):
-8 hour battery life
-keep vibration motor
I can offer both options for kits, let me know what you think.
What I’m working on next:
I need to create a mount that will help secure the mod in place. My idea is to 3d print a cap that screws onto the post that goes through the board:
Now that I have a final board design, I’ll be getting things ready for a small run of kits to sell on tindie.
If you like this project, don’t forget to hit the like button for a chance to win a modded controller. Winner chosen June 1st.
I would love your feedback, if you have something to say let me know!
04/18/2019 at 23:08 •
I added the current working version of the schematics. I've been testing these designs with no issues. I also added a parts list, here's a link to the project on the Mouser website where I get my parts:
Parts come in at $15.52 not including the battery
Here's a rough wiring diagram to give you an idea of how the mod works
The final battery is actually 700mah. With the current hardware I estimate a 6 hour playtime but haven't timed it irl. I currently can play a couple hours/day for 3-4 days before needing a charge.
I'm making some final adjustments to the board shape so expect to see the PCB files soon. I get my boards from OSHPark, the design has been no problem to manufacture.
Stay tuned for when I release my code and my plans for manufacturing and distribution...