Jump to content

Photo

My new controller project


12 replies to this topic

#1 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:54 PM

I'm starting to pull together the parts for my next controller project.

 

Fortunately, I found this slightly blemished CPO on GameOnGrapix for $6!

6372 large image sca1 1000

Edited by bikeguychicago, Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:55 PM.


#2 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 1:58 PM

Found a nice PDF that had the correct placement for the buttons and used that as a template for drilling the holes.

Now to build the rest of the box.

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_1086181.jpg

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_3074448.jpg


Edited by bikeguychicago, Mon Nov 6, 2017 1:59 PM.


#3 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Mon Nov 6, 2017 2:07 PM

Some pics of the panel without the template and with buttons temporarily installed

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_2401298.jpg

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_1736556.jpg



#4 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 12:57 PM

Adding the base

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_3148158.jpg



#5 Shawn OFFLINE  

Shawn

    Nodus Tollens

  • 16,881 posts

Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 1:21 PM

$_35.JPG



#6 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

Nathan Strum

    Quadrunner

  • 7,393 posts
  • Enjoying a sandwich
  • Location:Newhall, CA

Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 4:40 PM

A Starplex is fine, but nothing beats actual arcade fire buttons.



#7 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Tue Nov 7, 2017 5:31 PM

$_35.JPG

I was thinking of getting one of the Starplex controllers. However, for the price, it was cheaper for me to build the one I am making. I have a few spare controllers, wood and paint from my last project that I am starting with. The only thing I really needed to buy this time were the buttons.

The control panel overlay I found was a nice bonus. I like that it also matches the styling of the 7800 somewhat.


Edited by bikeguychicago, Tue Nov 7, 2017 5:35 PM.


#8 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 PM

I made some progress on the controller over the past couple of days. I painted it a flat black, added the control panel overlay and mounted the buttons. 

​Overall, I'm happy with the results. It's not perfect, but it's for my use so it doesn't need to be.

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_3721930.jpg

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_87847.jpg

 

med_gallery_30607_2040_4787508.jpg


Edited by bikeguychicago, Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 PM.


#9 Video OFFLINE  

Video

    Quadrunner

  • 8,185 posts
  • Location:Here

Posted Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:17 PM

Nice. I need todig out some of my old arcade controllers.

#10 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:29 PM

Nice. I need todig out some of my old arcade controllers.

My next is probably going to be an Atari 7800 4-way arcade stick

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

#11 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:44 PM

I spent about an hour, wired it up, tested each button individually, and glued the cord into place with a hot glue gun.

It works wonderfully.

And, yes, you can point press on the 7800 Asteroids

 

d482e80ea2d815a72d7199186a9454b2.jpg

 

0ab7c8db60aad2afdc79dbaa9d9992f6.jpg

 

81e3c2e04e2ae4c7f0b86d7c6e28e3cb.jpg

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk


Edited by bikeguychicago, Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:06 PM.


#12 hizzy OFFLINE  

hizzy

    Dragonstomper

  • 805 posts
  • Location:Montreal, QC

Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:01 PM

is the graphic from an arcade game?



#13 bikeguychicago OFFLINE  

bikeguychicago

    Stargunner

  • Topic Starter
  • 1,248 posts
  • Location:West Dundee, IL

Posted Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:04 PM

is the graphic from an arcade game?

It's a reproduction overlay that is intended for an Asteroids Deluxe cocktail cabinet. The one I bought was cut incorrectly so I was able to get it very cheap.

 

Now I need to order Bob D's Asteroids Deluxe so that I have the game that matches the overlay. :)


Edited by bikeguychicago, Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:07 PM.





0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users