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Split info from Playstation controllers to computer and playstation ?

January 14, 2010 | 11:55 am

Hi,

Does anyone know if it’s possible to get input from a playstation controller whilst still having that input go through to the console?
The idea being you could play a game normally whilst also controlling musical paramters. What would this need?

Andrew


January 14, 2010 | 6:08 pm

I think the solution is not straightforward. You need to dive into electronics a bit for that.

If you have a wired controller, then it will be powered by the playstation. You can’t just "tap into" that circuit. One option could be to wire low-resistance opto-couplers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opto-isolator) into the signal cables and connect a 2nd circuit board like an arduino (http://www.arduino.cc) to it. To put it simple, an opto coupler could be seen as a "signal duplicator".

Check the arduino site, they have a section on psx controllers:

http://www.arduino.cc/playground/Main/PSXLibrary

If you have a wireless controller, then I really wouldn’t know…

Hope this can help you further.


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