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#26 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 1, 2019 3:41 PM

I built one of these while I was waiting. lol. https://www.thingive...m/thing:1667604 Very cheap build if you order the parts from China ($13 + PLA for the print!), you could probably find a knob to replace the 3d printed one easily too.


no thanks, that doesn't like it will hold up for very long.

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:13 AM

What happened with the Cyclone, anyway?

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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:37 AM

What happened with the Cyclone, anyway?

 

In short, life happened.

 

They are coming. I had to remake the spinner knobs as I made them too thin and they broke too easily. I just put together the template for mounting and I mounted a test unit in a box to make a quick video using it with retro pi. 

 

very soon (and very sorry it is taking so long). 



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Posted Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:47 AM

take all the time you need. there's no rush.

better to do it right, and take your time,
then to just get something out there.

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Posted Wed May 8, 2019 6:24 PM

Now available for only $40.00 plus Shipping. 

(click on link for more info)

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW

CYCLONE USB SPINNER by Hotz!

Only 20 12 GONE!

 



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Posted Wed May 8, 2019 10:39 PM

 

Now available for only $40.00 plus Shipping. 

(click on link for more info)

INTRODUCING THE ALL NEW

CYCLONE USB SPINNER by Hotz!

Only 20 14 left!

 

 

Having bought this, could you tell me anything about the rotary encoder? Pulses per rotation, absolute or incremental, optical or mechanical? Thanks!

 

I'll have to see if this will fit in one of my 7800 arcade controllers to make a Tron controller.



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Posted Thu May 9, 2019 5:53 AM

 

Having bought this, could you tell me anything about the rotary encoder? Pulses per rotation, absolute or incremental, optical or mechanical? Thanks!

 

I'll have to see if this will fit in one of my 7800 arcade controllers to make a Tron controller.

 

 

It is optical. As the video states, the spinner is built on an optical mouse PCB. So the system see it as a mouse. Because that's what it is, a single axis mouse.

 

You will have to mess with your settings (within your emulator) to get it dialed in. I didn't not test with every game to see what the optimum settings would be. 



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Posted Fri May 10, 2019 6:41 AM

Just a reminder when I make projects like this, I sell them on a first come first serve basis. So, if you want one you might want to buy now. I don't know if I'll be making any more of these spinners. It took me much longer than I had originally thought it would to make this happen. 

 

Right now there are only 4 left to purchase as of the writing of this message. 

 

For more info on purchasing this spinner, please see the official for sale topic in the "Buy, Sell, and Trade" sub forum:

 

USB Rotary Control, MAME, EMULATION



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 8:38 AM

Only 1 left



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 9:50 AM

Question: What would you recommend for a FIRE button? I've been doing searches all morning for something like a single USB Arcade button and I'm coming up blank (or zero delay 8+ button kits).



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 12:05 PM

Gone!



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 12:19 PM

ClassicGMR,

I've never seen a single USB arcade button. Typically you'll need to buy the arcade button (microswitch) and then interface it to USB. I'm not sure if pboland has button inputs on his trackball. If not, you can use a 32U4 based Arduino for the interface. Buttons and interfaces are available from https://www.adafruit.com/



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 12:31 PM

Gone!

 

very good. will write a review once i get it.

 

later

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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 1:10 PM

Question: What would you recommend for a FIRE button? I've been doing searches all morning for something like a single USB Arcade button and I'm coming up blank (or zero delay 8+ button kits).

 

USB arcade control boards are quite cheap. Here is the one I tend to use:

 

USB Encoder to PC Joystick and Button For MAME

 

It only $6.99. You just need to buy yourself a button or two (which are also pretty cheap from aliexpress).



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Posted Sun May 12, 2019 1:15 PM

ClassicGMR,

I've never seen a single USB arcade button. Typically you'll need to buy the arcade button (microswitch) and then interface it to USB. I'm not sure if pboland has button inputs on his trackball. If not, you can use a 32U4 based Arduino for the interface. Buttons and interfaces are available from https://www.adafruit.com/

 

Unfortunately, I did not include terminals to add buttons to this version of the spinner. The reason was for cost reduction.



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Posted Mon May 13, 2019 11:53 PM

got mine today. feels good, nice weight to it.

will be awhile before i can figure out how i want to mount it, and give it a good test.

thanks for being so prompt on sending it out.

later
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