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Razer Panthera Evo: Fully Mod-Capable - Sanwa Joystick and Buttons - Internal Storage Compartment - Tournament Arcade Stick for PS4 and PS%

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Essentially, each of the 8 pins on the bottom row goes to a specific button, while the top 8 pins all go to ground. Ok, so I searched EVERYWHERE on the internet for a tutorial on how to add kaimana LED's to a razer panthera, and there was only one post by u/carpedro from about a year ago. That post laid some very important groundwork on how to approach modding the panthera, and also gave some information such as button diagrams and other important discoveries. However, some of his explanations were a tad confusing, and some things in the tutorial could be simplified to make the whole process a lot easier.


The main function buttons have been moved to the top right and are lined up accordingly, giving it a much cleaner look. There’s an added mute and volume button for the mic which is nice. Unless properly calibrated to your printer and viewing environment, your monitor does not accurately represent the brightness of paper. Artwork submissions may need adjustment to ensure prints are not too dark. Please read this helpful support article for more information Pressing the buttons on the edge will tilt them slightly, and then the friction from the buttons’ sides against the housing prevents some of them from going down all the way. In some cases, the button wouldn’t even actuate. Given that the original Panthera buttons would actuate with the lightest glance, it came as big surprise that I could run into this issue. Then, daisy-chain your LED's and connect them to your Mini. Here is a great tutorial on how to do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKty1h_pj54In some instances, a button brand or model does not have a 24mm equivalent with art cap. In this case, we will cut to the default size of Sanwa 24mm insert. But, I’m not a seasoned fighting game veteran, and don’t have perfect form. Occasionally, I get sloppy and don’t hit the buttons right in the center. And, the Panther Evo’s buttons have what seems to be a quality-control issue. The plunger - the part that you press down to represent an input - is 25mm or a bit smaller in most 30mm pushbuttons. Often this leads to the conclusion that one needs a 24mm button and not 30mm. This will not fit the original Razer Panthera (2016-2017 model), nor Razer Atrox for Xbox One or Xbox 360. Blank plexi, custom etch plexiand artworkfor the original Panthera are available if you are looking for that model. Installation

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Removing the original Razer pushbuttons requires disconnecting the wires that are attached to the .110" terminals on each button. It is recommended that you do not attempt to pull with a wrench or your finger; the design of the button microswitch can easily bend and distort from the force, possibly damaging the button terminals. Instead, use needle-nose pliers to grasp the disconnects by their tabs (circled in green), then squeeze in and upward. If the tabs are pressed in correctly, the disconnect should lift with just a bit of effort. If you find much resistance, retry pinching the pliers around the tabs and squeeze again. You first need to connect the ground to the breakout. Take one jumper wire and plug it into any of the top 8 pins (I'd recommend just putting it into the far left pin for ease of access). Now plug the male end of that wire into one of the Breakout ports labeled "GND," and screw it down with the very small flathead screwdriver. Breakout PCB Wiring You now need to get power to the Kaimana from the USB port. You'll notice that the USB wires are soldered/glued onto the board, and that there are five pins next to next to them. Take your remaining two jumper wires and plug them into the 1st and 4th pins going from top to bottom, like This. --- ALTERNATE VIEW You now need to use most of those wires to connect the button inputs from the Razer pcb to the screwdowns on the Breakout. u/carpedro provided a very useful diagram of what each of the pins on the Razer pcb goes to: Diagram SAN FRANCISCO– Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled Razer Panthera Evo to further support the fighting game community and improve their line of high quality arcade-style controllers.

Razer Panthera Evo Verdict

The artwork, a large blue Razer logo, is essentially the same as the original. The big plus, this time around, is that the artwork can now be changed easily. Coincidentally, a traditional controller is still necessary. The PS4’s USB drive powers the Panthera Evo exclusively. This means that, like many peripherals, the Razer cannot power on the PS4 by itself. Some TVs can automatically turn on connected devices. If you’re like me, my 4K TCL cannot do that. So, I have to have a controller next to me at all times. Panthera Evo is essential for fighter fans Similarly measuring the button rim can lead to confusion, as it is intentionally larger than the button hole it is placed in. You don't want to use these measurements. Instead, review the button housing diameter, or the hole the button will be placed in. You can do this with a caliper - a digital caliper is often quite helpful for this and other arcade-related projects. Control Panel Configuration

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