Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update

That’s a funky one; a few days after posting the previous blog about those weird Platinum hybrid shells, a friend found a standard platinum controller, but with a darker logo. The controller is a standard T3, regular grey shell with the pretty silver paint sprayed on top of it. However, the logo stamped on theContinue reading “Platinum GCC Hybrids, Quick Update”

Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids

There’s a mention on Wikipedia that Nintendo of America kept selling Platinum GCCs on their online website up until 2012. Only one out of the five standard US colors, weird. Luckily, there’s a source that links directly to the Nintendo Online Store’s listing that is surprisingly still up on the Wayback Machine – see itContinue reading “Platinum GameCube Controller Hybrids”

Comparing the T3 GameCube Controllers

For those who don’t know what those “T3” controllers are, they’re the revised versions of the GameCube controller with the more durable stick mechanisms. A big deal. Check the “Guides” section of this website for more information. This will be a pretty quick overview, straight to the point. I will be using four T3 variantsContinue reading “Comparing the T3 GameCube Controllers”

Who Made the T3 Controllers?

When you look at some of the early GameCube controllers (T1/T2), you can see a part number on the left of the main stickbox. On top of that, a big MITSUMI logo. We know that Mitsumi was the manufacturer producing the GameCube controllers for Nintendo, so that’s all good. However, after the 2003 production hiatus,Continue reading “Who Made the T3 Controllers?”

My Last Project, Documenting the Internals

Things have been slow here, I’ve been doing other things and well, I’ve found and documented most of the things that can be found and documented. However, I’ve been procrastinating on quite a big project for a few months. This is a work in progress, and once it’s done I will upgrade the internals guideContinue reading “My Last Project, Documenting the Internals”

A Look Inside a GC Controller Prototype

I thought I’d share a teardown of my NR Disc (Full Speed) controller as a followup to the page I wrote on the Ver.B devkit controllers. The seal (sticker on the handle) was already peeled off when I bought it – the controller however was never opened before, as the screws were sealed with threadContinue reading “A Look Inside a GC Controller Prototype”

The Mystery of the 900 MHz WaveBird

It’s been going on for over a decade, there is a rumour circulating around about a 900 MHz version of the WaveBird, supposedly an early version that was later upgraded to 2.4 GHz. However as much as I searched, I’ve never found an official statement it, not even a confirmation of its existence. Just anContinue reading “The Mystery of the 900 MHz WaveBird”