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Re: Joysticks

Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:14 pm
by r.cross
r.cross wrote:I'm gonna organize a proper case to give it a try.


Which took me way longer than expected, but finally I've got one:
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The whole thing from the inside:
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Tried it with some games against the CPU, I think it makes my movements a little slower but adds a dash to precision. Overall quite easy to build and not that expensive, after some test games against human opposition I'll decide whether I keep it or not...

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:43 pm
by gdh82
Impressive work, Michael. That case looks very robust too. Drop that and your only worry is for your toe!

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:04 pm
by r.cross
Thanks Garry! I remember Gianni was using black DB9 extension cables on his A1200 at the WC in Voitsberg to protect the ports. Would be much prettier than the fat grey ones I have - any idea where he got these cables from?

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:56 pm
by gdh82
Is this the kind of thing we're talking about?

r.cross wrote:I remember Gianni was using black DB9 extension cables on his A1200 at the WC in Voitsberg to protect the ports. Would be much prettier than the fat grey ones I have - any idea where he got these cables from?


I bet someone here knows or maybe Gianni will post himself next time he visits...

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:34 pm
by r.cross
gdh82 wrote:Is this the kind of thing we're talking about?


Thanks, but I'll need longer ones - I'll pm Mr. Torchio!

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:10 am
by Tripod
Nice work, Michael!

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 10:56 am
by hogstrom
r.cross wrote:Thanks Garry! I remember Gianni was using black DB9 extension cables on his A1200 at the WC in Voitsberg to protect the ports. Would be much prettier than the fat grey ones I have - any idea where he got these cables from?


Michael, try ebay. I found one at tradera, similiar site, I would suggest the cable is about 1,5 meter. Good luck!

Re: Joysticks

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:01 am
by r.cross
Since my modified arcarde stick does not perform as intended (not fast/smooth enough) the idea of a completely self built stick came back to my mind (bored? - maybe...). I'm thinking of a cms-related stick, but better components/quality, easy to exchange and longlasting. Spent some time looking around for proper microswitches - there are so many different models - it left me a little helpless.
I wonder if anyone of you has experience with things like that? I'd also like to know what types of microswitches were used in the old Tomahawk/PacMan/CMS Super 8 sticks as they seem to last forever?!

thx,
mike