What needs to be supplied to build one then? I was assuming they were already put together.
I order all the parts in bulk direct from china and hand assemble each of these controllers. I designed the PCB and had it printed to fit a NES controller. I just order black shells and shave off the start and select buttons....
A slightly weird question, but how difficult would it be to 3D print alternate Atari controller labels with the Button 1 area filled in with the background texture so you'd just have a single button button hole where Button 2 is for dedicated Atari 2600 and Atari 8-bit computer users who only need one button? It could be a neat option that might boost sales even more on the next batch.
...Which brings me here... This would be a very simple idea, but do take into account this is the 7800 controller schematic so both buttons function as one on the 2600. At the same time I know exactly where you are coming from. I think this is a great idea and shaving off the A or B button along with the start and select buttons wouldn't be a difficult task, as for the model I made for the 3D printed "labels" filling in any holes in cad would be a breeze and not a bad option but limits future use with a 7800.
Im sort of with Jin with the single button on 2600, If thats all you have the second button is pointless. I converted a SNES controller to a 7800 controller with ALL buttons functioning as fire1 or fire2. but so many buttons were ridiculous and didn't improve the quality of gameplay at least for me.
Thank you again for that "research"!!
The AtariAge community is one of the greatest, I couldn't have done this without ya'll!
BTW, I just got a STACK of PCBs in i'll try and make about 10-15 controllers this weekend and put up kits for the DIYers out there. I have to 3D print the labels and Im waiting for a new thermistor to come in for my printer...