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Hi, can you share a pic of your cable modification? thanks.

 

Sure, nothing complicated, just going around the 4 sides with a cut off wheel and don't take out the pins. Let's just say it's not my most accurate hack job, but it works :)

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Sure, nothing complicated, just going around the 4 sides with a cut off wheel and don't take out the pins. Let's just say it's not my most accurate hack job, but it works :)

 

I've actually thought about using "hot snot" (e.g., a bead of hot glue) around the outer edge of the controller connector jack and then inserting the Console5 extension and seeing if it holds it more securely.

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I've actually thought about using "hot snot" (e.g., a bead of hot glue) around the outer edge of the controller connector jack and then inserting the Console5 extension and seeing if it holds it more securely.

 

Something like that would have probably solved the intermittent issue with the pots I was having before cutting, but I had another issue with the #,0,* key row. That was constant, and I finally realized that the common pin for this row was ever so slightly recessed even more than the others in the extension cable. Then I cut the shell, and everything worked and is secure, no issues. I wished I had done that from the beginning, probably would have saved some unnecessary solder re-flow. ;-)

 

BTW, I have already damaged the thumbstick. It gets stuck down sometimes and doesn't come back to center. I wonder if without a case I move it more than it is really meant to move. At any rate, I'm going to see if I can find something a little more robust to replace with.

 

-Brian

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I *finally* had a chance to meet up with my pal Jarrod (the 3D hobbyist who runs a side business printing stuff for folks). He designed a new shell from scratch using the example controller I made for him, and he wanted to drop off the finished product. The shell is PLA, the translucent buttons are resin. The thumbstick already works very well. In a proper shell, it’s darn near perfect! 

 

I sat down to give JOUST a run through - no warmups, no practice, and damn if I didn’t set what is I think a personal high score!

 

 

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I was wondering if anybody new if someone had made a case for the SM Baker PS2 Controller to 5200 adapter which in my opinion is superior as it allows you to use a PS2 Controller which is pretty robust and allows you to use its two analogue sticks at the space time for Robotron and Space Dungeon.

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2 hours ago, DrVenkman said:

I *finally* had a chance to meet up with my pal Jarrod (the 3D hobbyist who runs a side business printing stuff for folks). He designed a new shell from scratch using the example controller I made for him, and he wanted to drop off the finished product. The shell is PLA, the translucent buttons are resin. The thumbstick already works very well. In a proper shell, it’s darn near perfect! 

 

I sat down to give JOUST a run through - no warmups, no practice, and damn if I didn’t set what is I think a personal high score!

 

 

 

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Those look awesome!

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4 hours ago, TrekMD said:

Those look awesome!

Thanks but the work on the case and the high-resolution optical resin printed buttons are all the work of my friend (note the printed-in numbers/symbols on the keypad!). He made me the gray and black, then provided me red and green translucent buttons sufficient to make two more, but silly me I assembled the buttons out of order - they get dropped in face down, you snap the case halves together then screw it all tight. I realized what I had done as I went to go screw stuff together and when I unsnapped the case halves to reorder the buttons, things got jolted, pieces went flying and hilarity ensued. :) Poor green number "6" is MIA somewhere in, on, around or under my work bench and 20 minutes of searching did not turn him up. Alas. :) That's okay - I have a third PCB to assemble, but I don't have the parts yet anyway. I'm sure I'll find that missing button in 3 years or so ...

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So anyone interested in a case, my friend is willing to sell them for $25 plus shipping. Not sure of his current resin stocks for button colors - the shell is PLA but the buttons are printed with his laser resin printer for higher resolution. I can get his email/contact info for folks to contact him directly if there's interest. 

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:13 PM, DrVenkman said:

So anyone interested in a case, my friend is willing to sell them for $25 plus shipping. Not sure of his current resin stocks for button colors - the shell is PLA but the buttons are printed with his laser resin printer for higher resolution. I can get his email/contact info for folks to contact him directly if there's interest. 

I'm interested in one.

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5 hours ago, the Goat said:

I did not read the entire thread (please don't kill me).  Is somebody selling these controller boards either assembled or as a kit?

 

Bare PCB only from smbaker. You have to buy the parts and assemble yourself. Well worth it. These are great controllers.

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9 hours ago, the Goat said:

I did not read the entire thread (please don't kill me).  Is somebody selling these controller boards either assembled or as a kit?

I’ve been talking to Scott re a bulk buy of boards to make a batch to sell. Nothing set in stone yet but it’s a possibility. 
 

I’ll post more if/when I have something worked out. 
 

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3 minutes ago, DrVenkman said:

I’ve been talking to Scott re a bulk buy of boards to make a batch to sell. Nothing set in stone yet but it’s a possibility. 
 

I’ll post more if/when I have something worked out. 
 

Outstanding.

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