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    DIY PCB USB Button Box for PS4/PC for under $20 USD

    After going through all the dramas of hacking a USB mechanical numeric keyboard for the PS4.

    I just bit the bullet gave up on the $20 keyboard and made a PS4 based (Also works on PC) PCB to take all the hard work out of creating a PS4 button box.

    All you need to do is buy the buttons, switches and rotary encoders some jumpers and connect them to this board and its done. (I can supply those as well if needed)

    I'm currently building up 5 for our league members but if anyone else wants one let me know.

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    and the PCB with included Micro USB > USB Cable

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    They are $20 Australian........

    So via XE approx

    $14 USD
    $13 Euro
    $10 Pound

    Direct link to the PS4 USB PCB Boards

    http://www.gamehound.com.au/vbox-diy...-only-828.html

    $5 delivery worldwide via Airmail.
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    Looks fantastic - can you elaborate a little on how you'd build a button box around this, and more importantly - how much are you selling them for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorrian View Post
    and the PCB with included Micro USB > USB Cable

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    Nice work mate . Can you tell me How much for the PCB? UK.

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    You just wire the buttons up as show.

    Then buy a box. Drill some holes and thats it.

    On the Project Cars you just assign the buttons by pressing X on your controller then the button and it will register it as a USB keyboard button.

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    They are $20 Australian........

    So via XE approx

    $14 USD
    $13 Euro
    $10 Pound

    $5 delivery worldwide via Airmail.
    Last edited by rotorrian; 25-09-2015 at 05:06.

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    Fantastic! How much would one (or more - I know a few people who would be interested) cost delivered to the UK?
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    I will double check tomorrow but I'm guessing around $10

    Quote Originally Posted by Mascot View Post
    Fantastic! How much would one (or more - I know a few people who would be interested) cost delivered to the UK?

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    An Arduino keyboard looks nice (I think that is what you used) and is easy to program.
    But then other costs are comming.
    For me for example.
    Usb-cable €3
    Pushbuttons 14 x €0,60 = €8,40
    Toggleswitches 6 x €2,60 = €15,60
    Startbutton €8
    Switch with firecap €8
    Box €8
    Bracket €5
    Labels €3

    Means costs are getting higher. The Arduino is just the beginning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotorrian View Post
    You just wire the buttons up as show.

    Then buy a box. Drill some holes and thats it.

    On the Project Cars you just assign the buttons by pressing X on your controller then the button and it will register it as a USB keyboard button.

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    Any experience with the signal of some rotary encoders? are they working properly?

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