Nexus 7 Turned Into Gaming Console by Instructables via DYI and PS3/Xbox Controller

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  • 14 Sep 2012
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  • I’ve seen a bunch of weeks ago a contraption that strapped a Galaxy Note onto a PlayStation 3 joystick and it all became a very nice console. Now the Nexus 7 quad core 7 inch tablet gets the same treatment, once again linked to either an Xbox controller or PS3 controller. There are gaming tablets out there like the Wikipad or an Archos model, but people may prefer this.

    I’m talking about the idea of the folks of Instructables, that involves the $200 Nexus 7 tablet, a $50 controller and for the mount a bunch of more stuff to purchase. You need a 1/8″ dia x 48″ mild steel rod, that costs $3, or you can get a copper rod, plus a 48″ of 1/8″ MDPC expandable tubing, that comes in packs or 20′ rolls for $7. These are the objects and materials used to manage cables inside of computers, but you need a flexible tube that doesn’t scratch the tablet.

    And finally there’s the 1/8″ heat shrink tubing, that costs $2, for extra grippy stuff and cleaner ends. Full instructions are available here, but you should know that you will also need bending tools, measuring tape and a big vice. For you to play games using the PS3 controller you will need to either play games built for wired gamepads or use a OTG USB cable, or maybe download the Sixaxis app from the app store and emulate touch controls.

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