Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Aussie game nut Morris has taken a dead Xbox 360 and made something genuinely useful out of it: an arcade stick. For the PlayStation 3.

It's not a simple job, as you can see by the number of tools and pieces of electronic kit required, but it's an awesome job.

It's the second such mod Morris has put together in recent years, the first being an identical project for the Xbox 360. Which is great in its own right, but not quite as delicious as seeing the triangle, square and circle buttons sticking out of the corpse of an old Xbox.

Morris tells us that while the act of putting them together wasn't too arduous - only taking a few nights work on the first and only a few hours on the second - the cost involved was "too much for me to build one for anyone".

Oh, and if you're wondering where the PS guide button is? It's where the 360's old power switch used to be.

There's a gallery above showing how the stick was made, and below, witness the inevitable parade of "rrod" jokes.

[via Shoryuken, thanks Morris!]

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller

Turning A Dead Xbox Into A PS3 Controller