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Vectrex Joystick Controller

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#176 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 6, 2017 5:27 AM

You're on the list!  :thumbsup:

Thanks!

-Rolo



#177 Richard H. OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Jun 7, 2017 1:28 AM

New pcbs (version 3) arrived today. I cut them and drilled the holes for the potentiometers.

 

Perhaps you should offer un-cut PCB's too (as it's easier to fit them in the printed case).



#178 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:52 AM

Too late!  :lolblue:



#179 Acmecaalog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:26 AM

Hello.  I would be interested in at least one of your Joystick Kits for my Vectrex system.  If you still have room on your list I would like to be added.  Thank you.



#180 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:11 PM

Welcome on board, Acmecaalog!  :thumbsup: You are on the list!

-Rolo

:)



#181 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:25 PM

Project update:

 

Due to fine weather, a few days of vacation and a constant lack of time, my progress is embarrassingly slow at the moment.  :sleep:

  • Yesterday I got a box full of red buttons right from Japan.
  • And I'm having enough controller cables in the meantime.
  • I tried to get the joystick levers printed, but my old supplier went out of business. Some companies rejected the order due to some problems. I got a prototype printed by another guy abroad, which I first must hold in my hands, to see if that one is accurate enough. Still don't have it. Maybe, I have to switch again. Maybe a supplier, who is closer to my place, but those are far more expensive! We'll see.
  • I ordered most of electronic components for a few kits and will order some more/missing parts in a few minutes. By the way, each kit consists of 74 parts.

So, even, if you do not hear anything from me, I'm working in the background. The project is alive!

 

Thanks for your patience!

-Rolo

:)



#182 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 2:42 PM

Project update:

 

I finally ordered the 3D printed joysticks from a different manufacturer nearby. I should get them at the end of the week. I hope, they will be fitting exactly!  :!:

This means I could built and test a prototype of the new design. I really should do this, before I forget everything! It's really hard during summertime!

 

-Rolo

:)



#183 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:32 PM

Project update:

 

PrintedJoysticks.jpg

Brand new printed nylon joysticks!  :thumbsup:


Edited by Rolo, Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:33 PM.


#184 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:37 AM

Glad to see this is still going. Someday I'll get a Vex and order one of these kits... :thumbsup:



#185 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 PM

It is still going on. A little bit slowly at the moment  :sleep:, but hey, it's summertime  :cool:!

;) 



#186 Place Logo Here OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:31 PM

Thought I posted here but it turns out I did not. One, please!

#187 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:04 PM

Thought I posted here but it turns out I did not. One, please!

On the list.  :thumbsup:



#188 Rolo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:46 PM

project update:

I built the first item of Vectrex Controller version 1.3!  :thumbsup:

It is fully working, as it is supposed to do. I found no faults. Great!  :)

VectrexControllerv1_3.jpg

As you probably see, I rearranged components on the electronics pcb, to make it easier to mount a board to a panel. All bulky components are on the solder-side now. Slim components and controls are on the front side/component-side. Two 6 mm distance rollers and two screws hold the pcb in place. Controls are sitting directly on the pcb. You just have to provide cut-offs in the panel. Furthermore I rotated the board by 90 degrees, to gain some more room for the four buttons inside the case.

 

I can start now, to produce all those pcbs, assemble the kits and slowly try to serve the waiting list. I'll PM the people on the list one by one and ask, if there still is some interest or maybe no more. No obligations! If no more interested, I'll simply skip the line and jump to the next name on my list.

 

-Rolo

:)



#189 50TBRD OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:33 AM

More great work to what was already a great product. 






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