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First toutch with Xim 360
« on: 05:17 AM - 09/17/08 »
Hi

Yesterday when I arrive home I see a new package from US on top of my computer keyboard (big smile). After the first inspection I find a USB cable and one news paper sheet teared apart, look to the package again with the hope that XIM is there, but it was not :(
After 10 seconds of panic (lol), I find XIM between the peaces of the news paper sheet (uff), @#$% that thing is really small (32mmX32mm).

Well it was time to assemble it on my controller. About 2 hours later, job successfully completed, after reopen the controller twice, the free space in there is a major pain in the @#$%.

Stress tests ok, passed (did not f**k up, lol)

Default configuration in test on BF:BC (single player), (silence)......(silence)
I can not believe this!?!?!?! @#$% this is better than ........anything?!?!?!?

Well as far as I can tell, for the ones of you that still are using XFPS (TRASH from now on),  this is real domination. After some tweaking things will get even better or worst (lol), but even the worst is beyond the capabilities of the previous TRASH, and this without finding the dead zone, etc.
For the ones that did not buy it, I can only say this "Try to get one ASAP", you do not know what you are missing. There is no words that can describe this device perfectly, this is a try it and never let it go away.

Today (about 20h30GMT), I will try changing the configurations to match my Logitech G15(keyboard) and G9(Laser Mouse) perfectly, and will try to post some pictures of the mess I did inside the controller, tools used and hardware installation.

Thanks Derek and team
J.O.

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #1 on: 04:14 PM - 09/18/08 »
Hi

Some pictures of tools and XIM install


Tools used


Detail in what can be arranged to gain some space for USB cable
Do not cut too much if you do the same


Size of the iron used


Another view of the Controller cut


XIM connections


I know this looks like live wires but they are not, the wires have transparent isolation (varnish!?!?). What ever, it works good and the wires did not brake on the install operation.

Thanks once again
J.O.
PS: I will try to find a correct configuration for my G9 mouse and post on the correct topic as soon as I get it good. ;)

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #2 on: 07:45 AM - 09/19/08 »
Looks like you did a nice job on the solder.


John

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #3 on: 10:29 AM - 09/19/08 »
Nice job. Looks nice.
Happy Xim360 tester (former)

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #4 on: 03:21 PM - 09/19/08 »
Hi

Thanks, but I will un-install it this weekend, I really donīt think I did a good job, at least I do not like what I see on my pictures, its too @#$% messy.
It works but its not good for the masterpiece inside (XIM). One friend of mine got me 0.1mm wire so I guess I will remake it from the beginning and post new pictures about it.

Anyway thanks again
Best regards
J.O.

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #5 on: 09:14 PM - 09/19/08 »
Hi,

Here it is my new configuration, it is the same XIM. Now I will leave it as it is.
Now I think it is @#$% good.

New Cable configuration


Controller need a Cleaning job


XIM is in the same state


Detail on how to arrange some extra space


Same as above


XIM cleaned, no damage


New cables in the controller


XIM with power connections


XIM placement


Random Soldering (lol)


New power connection


USB installed


Controller closed without a single screw


Same as above, different angle


And yes it works as before ;)

Best regards
J.O.
« Last Edit: 09:22 PM - 09/19/08 by ipn0tic »

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #6 on: 09:51 PM - 09/19/08 »
Wow, absolutely beautiful job on your mod! Clever with the USB cable routing and the tapping of the power right off of the connector. Very very nice!
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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #7 on: 11:44 AM - 09/20/08 »
Thanks

Extra time fix everything, rush is the electronics worst enemy. I was trying to play BFBC but the lag was a pain so I started the disassemble around 00h and finished around 05Am.

Best regards
J.O.

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #8 on: 02:25 PM - 09/20/08 »
Wow, absolutely beautiful job on your mod! Clever with the USB cable routing and the tapping of the power right off of the connector. Very very nice!

I have to agree with OBsIV.... very smart cabling there, and nice clean install!

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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #9 on: 05:31 PM - 09/20/08 »
Once it's done and sealed up, can anyone tell the diff? I wish I had more time on my hand I guess, then maybe I would have done that but for now my prototype is sealed and it works fine and I am never opening that thing again. That is unless the controller itself decides to give up the ghost, then I'd rip it apart. That's ok though by time that happens the new Xim 3D will be out. Basically the Xim 3D has headgear that are glasses that calibrate to your pupils center point. Anything you move at the cursor goes there instantly. Then you have your standard halographic keyboard with multi function layout and voice control command module, or the VCCM.

Yes bring it on.
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Re: First toutch with Xim 360
« Reply #10 on: 08:11 PM - 12/03/08 »
I was sick of my controller not fitting in its shell (well I was just too lazy to route the USB wire properly) so I figured I'd do it all again.  Took me about 2 hours, the cable routing isn't as good as it is in his pics, but it's acceptable.  I also tapped it off of the connector itself (was feeling mighty lazy, and I stared at that connector for a good long time before I started cursing all those pictures I saw routing the cable around to the other side of the controller) which worked perfectly.. :)