D-Pad mod for XBox controller BETA 2.0

D-Pad mod for XBox controller BETA 2.0 3d printed Gadgets Games 3D Rendering
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D-Pad mod for XBox controller BETA 2.0 3d printed Gadgets Games
D-Pad mod for XBox controller BETA 2.0 3d printed Gadgets Games
I was sick and tired of selecting the wrong weapons in Gears of War because of the XBox controller's sloppy D-Pad. Mods to the controller online required inserting a crappy piece of plastic, sanding hard to reach areas, and/or soldering new internals, which is more time consuming than just a direct replacement of which I desired.

This direct replacement for the D-Pad is meant to help eliminate D-Pad pressing problems by giving a larger pad and a more accurate feel to which direction you are pressing. Corner directions are still possible with this mod, and this mod does not require any modifications to your controller other than disassembling it. This makes it possible to return your controller back to the original working, and cosmetic condition, other mods cannot do this.

More custom D-Pad shapes to come, including cross bones, bullets, claws, and more.

Note: This mod is a beta and may require simple sanding to get the best fit. I don't recommend this to anyone who has not disassembled their controller or is not technically inclined in any way. This is the 2.0 version. The guide ring has been removed, and the shape filled in to cover the hole that is under the D-Pad better, but still made smaller than the original D-Pad for greater movement.
cm: 2.284 w x 2.284 d x 1.532 h
in: 0.899 w x 0.899 d x 0.603 h

Comments

 
It's working out well for me so far! Plain WS&F needed no sanding, and feels really good under the thumb. Control seems good so far; it feels more satisfying than the stock D-pad. Thanks for making this!
February 21, 2013, 1:07 am
I added SW&F polished to the materials. I caution that this polishing might remove too much material from the clips, so there may be slop, but the screws should be able to hold the D-Pad down.
July 3, 2012, 2:31 pm
I was figuring that the holes would have been drilled out in some cases. I got two material types sent to me for a test in June. The white strong and flexible that I had, the hole was fine up until the end. But the black detail, and trans detail were better, but I'm afraid that of how long they would stand the abuse. Unfortunately, after I got my order, my XBox finally bit it after being repaired 3 times. I'm waiting until fall before I get my replacement. So if anyone could report on performance. 1. Does it stick at all? If so, in what position? 2. Does it improve your accuracy? 3. Does it make your thumb sore at all from frequent use? 4. If there are any improvements you'd like to see, please let me know. Thanks for buying!
July 3, 2012, 2:28 pm
Had to drill out the screw holes a bit but otherwise installed with no problems. Great job. Looking forward to what else you make. I don't suppose you could add the SW&F polished?
July 2, 2012, 11:06 pm
 
  • White Strong & Flexible

    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

    $7.01

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