DIY and Repair Guide
Guide for Dance Pad Repair, Modification, and DIY
Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) - StepMania - In The Groove (ITG) - Pump It Up (PIU)
Arcade Pad Parts
Home Pad Parts
Control Box Replacement
If you would like to make your own home pad check out the Cobalt Flux style DIY pad kit.
Many arcade parts can be used when making arcade style DIY pads.
We now sell parts for the opensource RE:Flex Dance pad, for more information click here.
To see other DIY parts click here.
Click here for custom 3D printed parts for DIY pads.
We offer two different styles of FSR (Force Sensitive Resistor) sensors, long and square. Each sensor comes with your choice of connection either solder tabs or female 2 pin housing. These sensors can be used to upgrade arcade and home pads or when making DIY pads. The long FSR sensor can be cut to any length you like. Click here to see the FSR sensors we have available. You can use our Arduino Micro Clone to connect the FSR sensors. We now offer a FSR Mod Kit which includes everything you need to set up FSR sensors with your arcade, home, or DIY pad.
For more information on how to use FSR sensors check out the external resources linked below.
Guide for using Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) sensors: fsr/README.md at master · teejusb/fsr · GitHub
Guide for setting up Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) sensors: itg-fsr/fsr at master · vlnguyen/itg-fsr · GitHub
Video guide for wiring Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) sensors: (1) Part 5: How to wire a teensy for an FSR pad (with lights) - YouTube
Guide for making Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) Pad: Building a dance pad with FSR and Arduino | fsr-pad-guide (sereni.github.io)
Guide to Build a Travel Pad with FSRs: GitHub - teejusb/teejusb-pad: Guide to Build a Travel Pad with FSRs
L-TEK PlayStation Control Box DIY Mod Kit
If you want to connect your L-TEK pad to PlayStation PS1/PS2 we offer a DIY Mod Kit. This kit comes with everything you need to connect your L-TEK to PlayStation.
For more information on how to put this L-TEK PlayStation DIY Mod Kit together check out the guide linked below.
L-TEK Polling at 1000hz
The stock PCB (printed circuit board) used on the L-TEK pad polls at 125hz. You can use our Arduino Micro Clone to upgrade your L-TEK to poll at 1000hz.
For more information on how to modify your L-TEK to poll at 1000hz check out the external guide linked below.
StepMania is a free dance game program for PC, Mac and Linux. Visit our StepMania info page to download StepMania and get a free song pack that includes every single Dance Dance Revolution song.
Dance Pad Sensitivity Mod
We offer a Sensitivity Mod for L-TEK and Cobalt Flux pads. It's an upgraded version of the "penny mod". Designed to work will all L-TEK and Cobalt Flux pads. Click here for the Cobalt Flux and L-TEK Pad Sensitivity Mod
Custom 3D Printing
Modifying Soft Pads:
Soft Pads tend to wrinkle and move during play. Modifying a soft pad will make it playable at higher levels. You can buy or Soft Pad Mod or make a DIY version of this mod by attaching it to a wood base and covering it with a plastic sheet.
Mounting Soft Dance Pad to Wood Base:
For more information or questions contact DDRPadRepair@gmail.com