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#1 sparkdrummer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:14 PM

My fingers are just too dang fat to operate the switchs on my Ulti Multi Cart. Using a pen to select them didn't work too well for me either.

So, I elected to hack what you see in the images. Please note - the original cart case and the cart itself were not compromised - I tack soldered the wires needed to the underside of the cart at the pins of the dipswitch. So if I wanted to go back to "stock" it would be no problem.

 

I used a dead Artillery Duel cart and a small project box, 8 small switches and some bits of wire.

 

switch up is on, down is off.

 

Please excuse the blurry pix, I ain't much of a photographer.

 

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#2 128Kgames OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:35 PM

My fingers are just too dang fat to operate the switchs on my Ulti Multi Cart. Using a pen to select them didn't work too well for me either.

So, I elected to hack what you see in the images. Please note - the original cart case and the cart itself were not compromised - I tack soldered the wires needed to the underside of the cart at the pins of the dipswitch. So if I wanted to go back to "stock" it would be no problem.

 

I used a dead Artillery Duel cart and a small project box, 8 small switches and some bits of wire.

 

switch up is on, down is off.

 

Please excuse the blurry pix, I ain't much of a photographer.

 

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Well, I gotta commend you for the work you did, but the cap to a papermate ballpoint pen works wonders on those dip switches (the cap has that flat edge to it, and if I remember correctly Ken's cart has toggle switches).  

 

But hey, whatever works for you. 



#3 ballyalley OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:20 PM

My fingers are just too dang fat to operate the switchs on my Ulti Multi Cart. Using a pen to select them didn't work too well for me either.

 
It's a little late for me to make another suggestion for you're dip-switch woes, but maybe this will help someone else.  The hollow stick (tube) from a chupa chups lollypop is absolutely perfect for moving small dip-switches on any device.
 

So, I elected to hack what you see in the images.


That's a pretty extreme hack!  It's cool that you went through all that trouble just to play a few Astrocade games.  You must have the fingers have King Kong.  Then again, maybe not, otherwise you couldn't have hacked this project together.
 

Please excuse the blurry pix, I ain't much of a photographer.


The pics are actually quite clear.

That's one clever hack, man!

Adam




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