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Re: Doppel's PS3 Controller - With Built-In Microphone for online play!

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Jul 16, 2011

After 6 days, several recharges and hours of MAG and online chatter, I can attest that the controller and it's new in-built microphone is still going strong.

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Aug 21, 2011

BIG UPDATE.

It has been a month plus a few days since I have last built this controller.

Good Stuff:

  • Controller buttons, triggers, sticks and other inputs are just as responsive as far as I can tell.
  • Microphone still works properly after multiple drops and mishandlings (sorry).
  • Mic remains loud and clear to other players.

Bad Stuff:

  • Microphone turns off seperately from PS3. Battery continues to drain if I forgot to turn it off.
  • Blue "power" LED not too visible and can cause privacy issues. I was talking with a few friends while I was online on LittleBigPlanet and the microphone was broadcasting whatever. Thankfully it wasn't confidential and no personal info was leaked.

I am improving this build by retrofitting a "Mute" DIP switch that shorts the microphone (essentially "muting" the mic) when turned on..

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Aug 24, 2011

Dude, good Idea, there are a couple of solder points at the base of the board that only get power when the DS3 is on so you could draw power from there. Also for the mic mute what I did was use a normally open pushbutton, so the mic only recieves voice when I push it, like a walkie talkie, this also prevents button clicks from being transmitted. GL

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Aug 30, 2011

HomerX-99 wrote:

Dude, good Idea, there are a couple of solder points at the base of the board that only get power when the DS3 is on so you could draw power from there. Also for the mic mute what I did was use a normally open pushbutton, so the mic only recieves voice when I push it, like a walkie talkie, this also prevents button clicks from being transmitted. GL

Hello, Sorry for the late reply, I was having my hands full with College and stuff.

Out of experience, I do not suggest connecting the BT Power drawing from those solder points. When the power is cut to the BT Headset the PS3 and the headset "forgets" the pairing and they have to be synced again. Though if you can have sources to those info about the solder points, please do share them.

The Walkie Talkie may also be a good idea. I would be looking into a suitable position to place the N/O pushbutton for accessibility.

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Sep 3, 2011

I had a feeling this would happen there would be privacy issues, but I was thinking if you turn off the controller the mic would also turn off, anyways I would TOTALLY buy one of these. for me its a must have!

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Oct 3, 2011

Wow, nice work!

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Dec 6, 2011

Ma-HOO-sive update

  • Blue LED installed. PS Button Glows when Bluetooth is Activated. Whoop!
  • Replaced button with a new one that's easier to press.

The mod still works to this day.

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Re: Doppel's PS3 Controller - With Built-In Microphone for online play!

Dec 6, 2011

Doppelgangergang wrote:

Ma-HOO-sive update

  • Blue LED installed. PS Button Glows when Bluetooth is Activated. Whoop!
  • Replaced button with a new one that's easier to press.

The mod still works to this day.

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Okay first off I 'm not into all the chatter while playing. I hardly ever play online because the talk annoys me but I gotta say that is very IMPRESSIVE!!! That was an excellent post and all the pics are great if someone wants to try to emulate you. Your text was amusing at times too. I especially liked the removal of the USB. Now how about some pics of the new additions?

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