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#26 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2017 12:00 PM

At one point I though # 2 was spot on, but I just placed it next to a CX-40 from a 6 switch, and I am noticing the red color in the button. Since I have more trust in a screw-in type model, I think I will go for 2 or 4. I wish 1 had a screw in version :(



#27 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2017 1:42 PM

Wow! The concave button never occurred to me. I looked at Japanese buttons because I like their responsiveness, but I will try the IL buttons, too!


If you're a fan of Japanese buttons then I think you'll like the IL if you put a 20g microswitch in it. It should have about the same tension as a Seimitsu PS-14-KN/GN button but with a more traditional American arcade feel due to the concave shape. :)

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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2017 1:53 PM

If you're a fan of Japanese buttons then I think you'll like the IL if you put a 20g microswitch in it. It should have about the same tension as a Seimitsu PS-14-KN/GN button but with a more traditional American arcade feel due to the concave shape. :)

 

Does the IL come in 30mm? I think a larger surface area is also beneficial. Thanks!! :)



#29 Jin ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Apr 7, 2017 3:07 PM

Does the IL come in 30mm? I think a larger surface area is also beneficial. Thanks!! :)


They're standard American 1 1/8" size, the same size as Happ just a little smoother and higher quality. They will fit in 30mm holes just fine though. There will be a little wiggle room when you insert the button but it's a non-issue once you tighten the lock ring down.

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Posted Sat Apr 8, 2017 10:44 AM

I like #1. It looks the most Atari to me.

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Posted Sat Apr 8, 2017 3:58 PM

Whatever color button is totally up to you, but #2 is the one I used in my custom stick:

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#32 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Apr 8, 2017 4:22 PM

Whatever color button is totally up to you, but #2 is the one I used in my custom stick:

 

Looks cool!



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Posted Sat Apr 8, 2017 9:04 PM

Looks cool!


Thanks. A lot of credit goes to my wife who burned the Atari logo and lettering onto it.

#34 hillelr OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 9, 2017 7:48 AM

Personally i prefer the first one



#35 Disco Scottie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:00 PM

I'll be the contrarian and go with #3.

#36 toddtmw OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:08 PM

I'll be the contrarian and go with #3.

 

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:11 PM

Just to be different, and because the original 2600 has a striking orange striping, I pick #3.

 

Remember the Huffy blue and orange BMX bikes from the 70's?  I never got one... 



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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:59 AM

Hi Everyone!

 

I've ordered a ton of buttons to see how they feel:

 

1) I have some of # 1 on the way. I love the color, and find it a perfect match for the original Atari buttons. If it was concave, it would be a slam dunk choice.

 

2) Initially, I ordered a bunch of # 2. I thought that was a perfect match, but I think I was swayed by the easy install and because I'm familiar with Sanwa buttons. They feel nice. 

 

3) I kind of knew # 3 wouldn't be popular. I think the orange looks very '70's. That's what probably caught my eye

 

4) I didn't think # 4 would be popular at all. Wow, was I wrong! This is a Seimitsu button. They feel great, too. Install is a breeze with these.

 

I've ruled out Happ buttons because Happ isn't the Happ of the past. I have an order of IL buttons coming with super sensitive switches. I am curious to see what these feel like. My next step is to mount them in a wood board. I'll drill holes and line them up one by one. I want to see how they look, and how they respond. I want this to have an Atari look, but style is only one consideration. I want this stick to feel great!!

 

I hope to have photos of my prototypes and work in the coming days. :)


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Posted Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:08 AM

Interesting chart about different button qualities from slagcoin. Some of those sanwa specs are impressive.

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Posted Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:58 PM

I'd say none of the above, only because none of them are concave like the button on a CX-40. If you want a button that's really authentic looking and high performance I'd recommend buying two Industrias Lorenzo concave buttons, one black and one red. Take the plunger out of the red one, stick it in the barrel of the black one (which is very simple to do), add a nice 20g soft touch microswitch, and you're good to go. :)

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Who made that enclosure? I'm having trouble finding something similar for a 7800 project. I want an enclosure with only 2 buttons, but the only thing I've found is a six button fight stick layout.


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