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Joystick Knob Replacement for Vectrex Controller?

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Who have found a replacement knob for the Vectrex Controller?

  • One that fits the shaft as a screw on replacement.
  • One that will still allow the controller to be stored.
  • One that matches well. Chrome. Black. Light Gray. In metal or plastic.
  • Preferably, one that does not destroy or degrade another old controller. But hey, Vectrex before Atari! or Tandy. :)
  • One that is reasonably priced. Reasonably being somewhat mutable based on what it is. newly machined knob with chrome / polishing will be more expensive than a 3D printed knob.

 

 

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Use the stick from a TRS-80 Color Computer joystick. It uses the same pot/gimble assembly as the Vectrex controller. Perfect drop-in replacement, although the stick is longer so you won't be able to stow your controller in the face of the system anymore.

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Reproduction Vectrex Controller Knobs Available!

CNC Milled. Include a threaded hole for use in screwing on the the Vectrex controller joystick shaft.

Replacements produced in a variety of materials and colors. Those most people will probably prefer the original look.

 

See Tony Lindberg's Vectrex Controller Knob thread in the "Vectrex fans unite!" Facebook Group.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vectrex/permalink/673260116217702/

 

Note: You will need to register for group access.

 

I can tell you from experience of my purchase of a Copper Vectrex controller knob that Tony's work is outstanding! Fits perfectly!

 

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I was about to ask if there was anyone on the planet with a vectrex and a lathe as it would not be hard to reproduce (I have neither, working on getting a mini lathe though)

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Tony's knobs look great! I bought a couple myself. :)

 

Left to right: Original, Repro polished Aluminum, Acrylic

 

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Nice! Very similar too what I made for a friend back in the early 80s. Mine had no thread though and had to be glued in place, but it worked. These though look much nicer.

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