Friday, 2 December 2016

Retrofitting a gaming controller from a Linx Vision onto my Surface Pro 4

The finished thing! A gaming controller mounted onto my computer. :D



STEP 1
I bought a faulty Linx Vision from ebay. I thought the controller design was fantastic and wanted it on my Surface Pro 4. The Linx Vision was much smaller than my Surface Pro so I had to build a custom mount.


STEP 2
I took all the screws out to disassemble the whole thing.


STEP 3
Cutting the wires and attaching a USB cable to it instead. All the wires are colour coded so connecting a USB was very straight forward.


Moment of truth! Plugging in the USB. All the buttons lit up. :) Windows 10 reconised it as an xbox controller. Perfect. :)


Fired up Alice Madness Returns to test the controller. Everything works fine. I was very happy at this point.


STEP 4
Building the mount. A bit of wood I cut to 12.5 inches. I then cut and carved the ends to fit the control pads.


I used black acrylic paint. Applied with a sponge to get a smooth finish.


 Once the paint was dry I started screwing everything in.


I then carved a channel to tuck the wires into the wood. Applied some masking tape and painted over it again with black paint. 


STEP 5
Attaching the controller mount onto the backplate stand of my Surface Pro hard case. You can see the wire slightly pushing up the tape. But that's fine, not a big deal.


All attached. When folded back, the controller also works as a stand. Ta da!

Before.
Without the gaming controller case attached.


After.
WITH the gaming controller case attached. :D
Since the controller is only attached to the case I can still easily take it out the Surface Pro 4 which is handy.

29 comments:

  1. Dude that is seriously BAD ASS.

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  2. Was looking at doing this with my surface now to track down just the controller portion of this.

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  4. Can't believe someone just doesn't make something generic like this for larger tablets.

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    1. Right? I would totally buy a properly manufactured version of this. I made mine out of a bit of wood. And I painted it so that it wouldn't look like a bit of wood.

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  5. Wow that looks amazing and plenty more oomph on a surface. Great work mate. Was there screws behind the metal x on the back? Do the controllers come apart too?

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  6. Awesome. And, apparently, the only way available)
    btw motion high-five)

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  8. Thanks for sharing such a relevant information about gaming. I also want to know more about Wireless PS4 remote. Thanks again.

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  9. How do you get it open? I removed the visible screws and it won't open. Are there hidden ones?

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  10. Can I just buy one? Shit. 😅😂 to lazy rn

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    2. Bro. Are you talking about DCUO? 😂

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    3. Son of a bitch. How are you man? Lmao I was on the Switch last night. Holy shit it is DEAD. I've been on the PS4. Like it a lot better.

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    4. I'm good you disappeared so I didn't know how to find u and I just got that gun Arabic I have a ps4 to

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    5. Can't find you. Double check

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  11. Ah well I don't plan going back to ps4. It's horrible and dead. Im Spacemann12 on PS4.

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  12. I want to do the same as you can you help me


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