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My custom Super Action Colecovision controller

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Hi everyone

 

Just thought that I would share and display my custom Super Action Colecovision controller.

 

I spent some time researching and designed the layout and had some help from my friend Scott Stilphen with his masterful build and soldering skills.

As you can see in the picture below, I am an "old school" right-handed gamer, so I opted to have the joystick on the right so I could operate it with my right hand and

press the buttons with my left.

 

Trying to see if there is any interest in having some more of these made. The design can be changed. Colors for the buttons can be customized. I just wanted mine to

be similar to the color scheme of the Coleco Super Action controller. We can build these for a price of $125.

 

The controller measures 9 inches in length from left to right. It is 6.5 inches from top to bottom, and is 3 inches in height at its peak. It does slope downwards to around 1 in the bottom.

 

Features a nice arcade-quality microswitch joystick and 4 microswitch arcade-quality buttons.

 

The inside components are a Easy CV input/output board and 12-key membrane keypad by Edladdin.  A 9-pin controller cable was salvaged from a standard Colecovision controllers that was no longer working.

 

I am also using this on my Atari 2600 and it works great. ( However the 3 additional fire buttons are not used. )

 

If you would like to get some more information, please let me know.

 

thanks,

 

Tim D.

 

 

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Any reason why you flip-flopped the order of the red/orange & yellow buttons from the original SAC order?

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No, there was no special reason. Originally I was going to have all 4 be green, but then I decided against it at the last minute. These color buttons were available. 

I like having the red button as the primary because I also planned to use this controller with my Atari 2600.

 

By right, to be consistent with the original Coleco SAC, the color order should be Yelllow, Orange, Purple, Blue.

 

Perhaps I will do this order on the next one...

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Timdu - I would definitely be interested in this! As someone who also feels most comfortable using a joystick with my right hand, your solution is the best I’ve come across. Finally a right-hand joystick, keypad and SAC button controller all in one. Now please offer one with the correct color layout that is on the original Coleco SAC and you have a customer in me...Thank You 😃

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That's a nice looking controller.  Good work 👍

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Another "right-handed" gamer here. Thank you for sharing this and creating it. 

 

Count me in for 2 please. 

 

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