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My new joystick (custom-made) and Let's Plays
sweevo
Dear Horizon,

About 3, almost 4 years ago, some of you may remember that I was considering building an arcade-quality-Atari-controller-on-a-budget with the intention of mass producing it (not sure how that's going to work out, though). That day has finally come (after years of redesigns and buying arcade machine parts).

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The enclosure is by Takachi and measures 150mm * 125mm * 50mm (part number KC5-13-15BB ) and the joystick is a Sanwa JLF with a flat mounting plate and shaft cover (JLF-TP-8Y-SK), while the buttons are Sanwa OBSC-30 CW (30mm Clear White, named after their transparent surrounds/rims/outlines) with rubber washers fitted to the edges to fill in the space for the mounting holes, since the CW variants are slightly thinner than their opaque (OBSF) counterparts. There is no autofire since the circuit was too problematic to implement (the switch would take over from the buttons and act as if the buttons were held down instead of being pressed repeatedly, so ultimately, I removed the circuit but might reinstate it in the future). I also ordered a larger ball top handle (40mm - the standard size is 35mm) and a shaft extender (increasing the length of the shaft by 1.25cm) for those of you with gargantuan hands which could grip a Beretta 92FS/M9 with ease. This is my personal prototype and I'm not sure if it will make it to mass-production, but I just wanted to let you guys know that I (eventually) kept my word.

I use this joystick to do Let's Plays here (Episode 14 onwards and for any game which uses an Atari/Commodore-style controller):
https://www.youtu...U3mx5-jWsz

Yours sincerely,

S. Smile
Edited by sweevo on 21 June 2017 21:27:36
 
Anniew
Not being a gamer a lot of this goes over my head. But to have built your own joystick has to be a fantastic achievement. Perhaps you could try a working teleport system next so we can all meet up without the tedium of plane, train, bus and car journeys?
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sweevo
I could try, but if even the world's greatest minds can't do it, then what chance have I got? Smile
 
BradPaula
Very nice work, Sweevo.
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Travisina
sweevo wrote:
About 3, almost 4 years ago, some of you may remember that I was considering building an arcade-quality-Atari-controller-on-a-budget with the intention of mass producing it (not sure how that's going to work out, though). That day has finally come (after years of redesigns and buying arcade machine parts).... I just wanted to let you guys know that I (eventually) kept my word.


Well done Sweevo, for completing your project!
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