The DC power connection (plug) is a proprietry connector, that has lugs that prevent under powered power supplies being used with an incorrect XBox 360:
- A 203W power brick will work on all XBox 360 variants;
- A 175W power brick will only work with a 175W or 150W XBox 360;
- A 150W power brick will only connect to, and work with, a 150W XBox 360
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Following on from my article about using XBox Controllers with Arduinos, I wondered if it was possible to actually make an XBox receiver, rather than having to buy one.
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I was trying to save cash, whilst trying to design a robot, and I was reluctant to purchase a full-on R/C transmitter, as these can be rather expensive.
After considering the PS2 controller options, which include using:
- a custom PS2 receiver;
- a standard generic Bluetooth USB adapter, and;
- fooling the USB shield from wireless to wired (using the custom PS2 receiver).
For more information about these three options, see the PS2 controller blog.
However, I then thought that I would see if I could use an XBox controller. Again there are multiple options available to the hacker:
- Using a Microsoft wireless optical desktop receiver;
- Using a generic Chinese clone;
- Using the RF receiver from an XBox, and;
- Some other hardware solution.
This blog will investigate each of these options.
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