Tilt Board v1 &Video &Xbox 360 21 Jan 2007 11:57 am

Xbox 360 Tilt Controller – Finished! – Video

Here is a video of the finished Xbox 360 tilt controller. Not a whole lot new in this video except a short (cheesy) clip of me, the correct pronunciation of “Thole”, and clips of Full Auto and Crimson Skies with the finished controller. Enjoy!

63 Responses to “Xbox 360 Tilt Controller – Finished! – Video”

  1. on 21 Jan 2007 at 6:08 pm 1.krash said …

    Amazing, MS will be coming to your door and hiring u soon.

  2. on 21 Jan 2007 at 6:21 pm 2.No way... said …

    Wow, that looks completely fake.

  3. on 21 Jan 2007 at 6:29 pm 3.Joe said …

    You should make it so the analogs arent useless at the same time.

  4. on 21 Jan 2007 at 9:44 pm 4.James said …

    Hey, I want one. Email me so we can work this out. I would like more info on the process. I also think it would be great for a tutorial on this provided that it’s not too hard, unless you plan to go marketing on this.

  5. on 21 Jan 2007 at 10:15 pm 5.King of News » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

    […] Sure the Xbox 360 has awesome games like Gears of War, but what good is all that bloody carnage when all the other next-gen systems have motion sensors? We were just ready to throw in the towel waiting for that extra level of game play, when modder Adam Thole answered our calls. Investing about two-and-a-half weeks worth of time, he was able to put together a fully-functioning wired 360 controller with a 2-axis accelerometer — and he makes the hack seem pretty straightforward. There are a lot of details on his site for those looking to emulate this mod, and Adam claims that he may even hack a wireless controller for version two. So keep on clicking for a vid of this hack-tastic mod in action, and then hit the Read link for the full deets… […]

  6. on 21 Jan 2007 at 10:20 pm 6.TightReviews.com » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

    […] Sure the Xbox 360 has awesome games like Gears of War, but what good is all that bloody carnage when all the other next-gen systems have motion sensors? We were just ready to throw in the towel waiting for that extra level of game play, when modder Adam Thole answered our calls. Investing about two-and-a-half weeks worth of time, he was able to put together a fully-functioning wired 360 controller with a 2-axis accelerometer — and he makes the hack seem pretty straightforward. There are a lot of details on his site for those looking to emulate this mod, and Adam claims that he may even hack a wireless controller for version two. So keep on clicking for a vid of this hack-tastic mod in action, and then hit the Read link for the full deets… […]

  7. on 21 Jan 2007 at 10:30 pm 7.RSS fabriek » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

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  8. on 21 Jan 2007 at 10:34 pm 8.BTT | Blog The Tech » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

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  9. on 21 Jan 2007 at 11:00 pm 9.Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive » Technology Blog by Tofupax said …

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  10. on 21 Jan 2007 at 11:29 pm 10.Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive » Spoozer Magazine Online said …

    […] Sure the Xbox 360 has awesome games like Gears of War, but what good is all that bloody carnage when all the other next-gen systems have motion sensors? We were just ready to throw in the towel waiting for that extra level of game play, when modder Adam Thole answered our calls. Investing about two-and-a-half weeks worth of time, he was able to put together a fully-functioning wired 360 controller with a 2-axis accelerometer — and he makes the hack seem pretty straightforward. There are a lot of details on his site for those looking to emulate this mod, and Adam claims that he may even hack a wireless controller for version two. So keep on clicking for a vid of this hack-tastic mod in action, and then hit the Read link for the full deets… […]

  11. on 21 Jan 2007 at 11:37 pm 11.Nasvadi’s Blog » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

    […] Sure the Xbox 360 has awesome games like Gears of War, but what good is all that bloody carnage when all the other next-gen systems have motion sensors? We were just ready to throw in the towel waiting for that extra level of game play, when modder Adam Thole answered our calls. Investing about two-and-a-half weeks worth of time, he was able to put together a fully-functioning wired 360 controller with a 2-axis accelerometer — and he makes the hack seem pretty straightforward. There are a lot of details on his site for those looking to emulate this mod, and Adam claims that he may even hack a wireless controller for version two. So keep on clicking for a vid of this hack-tastic mod in action, and then hit the Read link for the full deets… […]

  12. on 22 Jan 2007 at 12:01 am 12.Keith said …

    Wow, nicely done. It amazes me that so many people come up with mods to different companies hardware in such a short amount of time. Coming from a technology research background myself, it would be really interesting to see what great technical achievements could happen if more tech companies had the funds or where-with-all to fund more “free thought” projects to come up with great ideas like this. I know MS has a great research group, but still, I am amazed at the level of skill and sharp minds that are out there in the world and if they only had more of an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, and develop ideas that could be a benefit to us.

  13. on 22 Jan 2007 at 1:36 am 13.Dave said …

    Hi there,

    Nice idea….but why go to the trouble of using an A/D and a microcontroller, just to output an analogue voltage again? There must be a simpler, analogue implementation of this that doesn’t require a micro. I reckon you could do it with a couple of op-amps…and you’d have the benefit of a gain control if you wanted one, to tweak the sensitivity :o)

    Just email if you want to chat about it – I fancy a go on my gamecube! It’d make Mario Kart more fun…

  14. on 22 Jan 2007 at 1:58 am 14.Xbox 360 tilt controller demo at videogame2play said …

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  15. on 22 Jan 2007 at 2:23 am 15.Jeff said …

    I think you may be onto something dave. There are a couple of things to take into account.

    Does pushing the analog sticks all the way deliver a full 5V swing and if not what can be done to limit the voltage output of the op-amp and still get an angle less than 90 degrees to be the full tilt?

    What would happen if voltage goes above what is normally delivered to the controllers inputs?

    If voltage above the normal max full tilt does nothing but give you a full tilt then it doesn’t matter and you can just set the op- amp to reach that max at whatever tilt you want. Same for if it is the a full swing from 0-5V.

    but if it doesn’t work that way some kind of voltage limiter needs to be employed.

    If anyone wants to discuss this implementation email me at sondag (at) cox.net

  16. on 22 Jan 2007 at 3:22 am 16.Jalle said …

    Fuck Sony 360 is mutch better than Ps3 and now
    fewacewq

  17. on 22 Jan 2007 at 4:07 am 17.Jimmy said …

    Hey this looks awesome. Can you send me a how to if that is not to much trouble or info on a guide if you are going to make one and when it will be out. Thanks alot, i this this looks awesome and cant wait to be using one!

  18. on 22 Jan 2007 at 5:18 am 18.Chris said …

    Mate, well done, seriously. I think that if an official accessory was made from this you have just justified my reason for buying a 360.

  19. on 22 Jan 2007 at 5:39 am 19.Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive - Se7en Sins Forums said …

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  20. on 22 Jan 2007 at 6:38 am 20.Un Six-Axis sur xbox 360? : CyberTopo said …

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  21. on 22 Jan 2007 at 6:55 am 21.Viru said …

    Just had to say, well done on a great mod! And thank you for being kind enough for giving details on how you did it, if you want a hand hacking the wireless one give me a shout – i enjoy things like that.

    V

  22. on 22 Jan 2007 at 7:08 am 22.Hacked Gadgets » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 Tilt Controller said …

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  23. on 22 Jan 2007 at 8:15 am 23.Anonymous said …

    Soo god for the shooter games, but for arcade or rpg not more atractive.

  24. on 22 Jan 2007 at 8:49 am 24.Jammed.mobi » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

    […] Sure the Xbox 360 has awesome games like Gears of War, but what good is all that bloody carnage when all the other next-gen systems have motion sensors? We were just ready to throw in the towel waiting for that extra level of game play, when modder Adam Thole answered our calls. Investing about two-and-a-half weeks worth of time, he was able to put together a fully-functioning wired 360 controller with a 2-axis accelerometer — and he makes the hack seem pretty straightforward. There are a lot of details on his site for those looking to emulate this mod, and Adam claims that he may even hack a wireless controller for version two. So keep on clicking for a vid of this hack-tastic mod in action, and then hit the Read link for the full deets… […]

  25. on 22 Jan 2007 at 8:50 am 25.iTaiwan.mobi » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

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  26. on 22 Jan 2007 at 9:07 am 26.iStereo.mobi » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

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  27. on 22 Jan 2007 at 9:22 am 27.Custom Xbox 360 Tilt Controller » That Game Blog said …

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  28. on 22 Jan 2007 at 10:24 am 28.Deshman said …

    Congrats, being an EE I can really appreciate this. I would agree with Jeff, as i’m not sure why the A-D-A conversion is needed.

  29. on 22 Jan 2007 at 11:09 am 29.Controlador XBOX360 con sensor de movimiento said …

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  30. on 22 Jan 2007 at 12:53 pm 30.Terry said …

    Excellent – I can see a bright future with people like yourself coming up through the ranks!!! MICROSOFT – HIRE THIS GUY NOW BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES!!! Top work bloke. Let me know if this ever goes commercial as it is definitly a must buy. Sweet.

  31. on 22 Jan 2007 at 4:47 pm 31.BlkXtasy said …

    I think what you did is very good. I think you should go a step further and put an on/off switch on it. This would be very useful in certain games as you’ve demonstrated. Keep up the good work. You should definitely go the step further and try to market it.

  32. on 22 Jan 2007 at 5:09 pm 32.Anonymous said …

    heres a controller with motion sensing before MS

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Glove

  33. on 22 Jan 2007 at 8:50 pm 33.Anonymous said …

    lol thats cool if you dont mind the 1 second delay

  34. on 23 Jan 2007 at 4:46 am 34.mark said …

    nice nice ;)

  35. on 23 Jan 2007 at 7:30 am 35.kasper said …

    Is it possible to modify for the Xbox?

    Is it possible to orient the controller at 90 on the Z to make it like a steering wheel?

  36. on 23 Jan 2007 at 12:04 pm 36.me said …

    Can you turn the feature on and off and can you also still use the sticks?

  37. on 23 Jan 2007 at 12:07 pm 37.abe washington said …

    will you ever try to sell the idea to microsoft

  38. on 24 Jan 2007 at 12:13 am 38.Paul Fritzsche said …

    Dude,

    this is awesome! patent it and start selling it!!

    /Paul, Sweden

  39. on 24 Jan 2007 at 2:56 am 39.Max said …

    Ahhh – F*ck it – i dont want to hold my controller at the same level the whole time – i want to play it upside down if i like !!!!! I cant stand this PS3 Joypad !!! WII Inovation is fantastic – but why do people need such tilt controller – isnt it harder to play than with the sticks ?

  40. on 24 Jan 2007 at 7:59 am 40.miharu said …

    hey men that is cool
    can you send a email how you did it? i want one to!

  41. on 25 Jan 2007 at 6:59 pm 41.Gamer News Wire » Blog Archive » Xbox 360 controller gets motion-sensitive said …

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  42. on 26 Jan 2007 at 1:01 pm 42.Nate said …

    i want one but for ym computer, i have a X box 360 controller for windows i use it on my laptop its hot!

  43. on 26 Jan 2007 at 1:03 pm 43.Nate said …

    How do you make this?

  44. on 30 Jan 2007 at 4:50 pm 44.Lucas M. Xavier Xbox 360 com sensor de movimento!!!!! « said …

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  45. on 01 Feb 2007 at 8:40 am 45.wes said …

    Microsoft has made a tilt controller before, its just that no one liked it. http://www.gwn.com/articles/article.php/id/706/p/title/title/Motion_Sensing_a_History_and_a_Look_at_the_Future.html

  46. on 02 Feb 2007 at 11:18 am 46.MEGASQUIRT said …

    MAYBE USE A L317T REGULATOR WHILE LOOPING THE OUTPUT SIGNAL TO REG. TO 5V OUTPUT ON THE ANALOG

  47. on 03 Feb 2007 at 7:13 am 47.Groje said …

    There is in market some kind of devices with giroscopic like features. A single chip, gives you an analog signal that means the roll and pitch of the chip, there are 2 axixs models and more…
    The hard part of this is to calibrate the device and adapting the signal for the A/D converter of the Xbox controller.

  48. on 04 Feb 2007 at 9:50 pm 48.The Xbox360 Wireless Tilt-Sensing Controller | The Filthy Fragger said …

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  49. on 05 Feb 2007 at 12:32 pm 49.Samo said …

    You should sell these

  50. on 16 Feb 2007 at 12:46 pm 50.Xbox 360 version said …

    Xbox 360 version…

    Interesting post. I came across this blog by accident, but it was a good accident. I have now bookmarked your blog for future use. Best wishes.

  51. on 22 Feb 2007 at 11:48 pm 51.Webterractive said …

    MS will pull an Apple and sue you or they may just outbuy you so that a new 360 controller can come out bearing the microsoft logo.

  52. on 22 Feb 2007 at 11:48 pm 52.Webterractive said …

    good job though

  53. on 18 Apr 2007 at 3:18 pm 53.Anonymous said …

    its excelent

  54. on 18 Apr 2007 at 3:19 pm 54.memin pingui said …

    its excelent you controler you are a genius i sell me one

  55. on 18 Apr 2007 at 3:26 pm 55.Rodrigo said …

    Is wonderfull How can I do it

    Thanks

  56. on 02 Aug 2007 at 5:02 pm 56.~Annonymus~ said …

    It looks cool and I’d like to believe it, but your thumb was over the xbox button so the light was covered, which means another person could easily have been controlling it and you were faking.

  57. on 08 Sep 2008 at 3:58 pm 57.No one said …

    Email TachMotorsports@live.com for a full working set of software and schematics to build a working tilt controller for free. Use the subject line of Free tilt controller

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  60. on 31 Jan 2009 at 1:13 pm 60.joe alvarez said …

    id like a list of materials and instuctions to accomplish this mod e-mail me some time. it would be much appreciated because there are children in the house that would enjoy your mod very much.

  61. on 17 Jul 2009 at 2:35 am 61.Mayan said …

    Hey there, I’ve been searching for a couple of days now because I want to do this with my PC compatible Xbox 360 controller, would this mod work with the PC version too?

  62. on 17 Jul 2009 at 5:08 am 62.adam said …

    Hi Mayan,
    I replied to this over on the “new tiltBoard 360 Instructions” page.
    Good Luck!

  63. on 03 Sep 2009 at 10:03 pm 63.Amos said …

    @Jeff:

    If you only supply the op-amp with 5 volts, it can only provide (usually just shy of) 5 volts at its output. The gain sets what voltage the input has to have to get that maximum 5 volt output.