NexGen: Hacking a Sitek X-35 Joystick.

Converting the Game Port to USB - Part 1


   THE ANALYSIS:

 

  1. - Disassemble the unit, and give them a bath, but if your handles turned gummy, I used "Brake Clean" in the Red Can. You will need some elbow grease as well. The GamePort cable has these 15 wires:
    • black, white, red, purple, pink, green, light green, yellow, brown-white, black-white, black (dull, thick), orange, gray, red-white, blue.
  2. - Identify the wires. You should ring them out with your DVM.
  3. There are three circuit boards inside.
TBD
P/N 51990-08110, JS1-PA-081 (PCB)P/N 51990-08020, JS1-PA-080 (PCB)

TBD

P/N 51990-08020, JS1-PA-080 (PCB)

 

The potentiometer for the main throttle has three wires: red, black, brown
There are what appear to be 4 cables coming out of the throttle:
black, brown, purple, red, orange, yellow

Here is the pinout for the 15 pin DA-15 connector (Game Port) of the X-35. This plug connects into the X-36 stick.

 

pincolorpcb pinFunctionArduino
1greenC114
2pinkC110
3yellowC108(C107)
4orangeC106
5red/whiteC104
6redC104
7brown/whiteC109
8brownC102
9black/whiteC116
AblackC112
BwhiteC107(C108)
CgrayC115
DvioletC105
EblueC111
Flt greenC113

 

This is a work in progress, I will add to shortly.

 

Keep Tuned In, More to Come.

~~Cris