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atari jaguar controller made completly from scratch

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Yeah, you ask me, thats a fscking awesome thing, and while we may all have a damned good laugh about the idea, the execution can't be faulted. I'm most impressed. Really.

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Hey, if it were like, 15 years ago, Jack Tramiel would have totally hired you to work for Atari if you'd pitched this idea to him.

 

"A cost-saving measure? Why didn't I think of this? Let's make ALL Atari products out of cardboard and duct tape! We'll beat those darned Japanese and bring Atari back to the top of the gaming world!!"

 

Seriously, though - that is a cool controller.

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I honestly think that if you were gonna go through the trouble to make a controller, why not make it asthetically pleasing? That thing is just plain ugly...lol

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this is a controller i made a few days ago. it was mostly made of electrical tape and cardboard for support.

 

-- things i used --

 

cardboard (cerial box) frame

 

toilet paper roll tubes (for the handles)

 

black electrical tape (for the color)

 

wire

 

led

 

buttons (from those Mc Donald happy meal toys)

 

a 15 pin port

 

the only thing i paid for was the wire, led and the 15 pin port ($15.00 total) and everything works perfectly. quick responce, smooth D-pad controll, easy placement for A B and C buttons. what u think? :D

 

 

Hey guy, don't listen to the negativity. Although you didn't make a DaVincci, it is still cool as Hell that you made anything at all, and especially the fact that it does work. It looks like a cool idea that would work out in a Vacuum mold as the design would be awesome as the way you have it set up would actually make for a good Jaguar pad. Have any plans to do anything else with the design? If not, at least in your messing around, you did accomplish some thing cool and original. Groovy man.

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this is a controller i made a few days ago. it was mostly made of electrical tape and cardboard for support.

 

-- things i used --

 

cardboard (cerial box) frame

 

toilet paper roll tubes (for the handles)

 

black electrical tape (for the color)

 

wire

 

led

 

buttons (from those Mc Donald happy meal toys)

 

a 15 pin port

 

the only thing i paid for was the wire, led and the 15 pin port ($15.00 total) and everything works perfectly. quick responce, smooth D-pad controll, easy placement for A B and C buttons. what u think? :D

 

 

Hey guy, don't listen to the negativity. Although you didn't make a DaVincci, it is still cool as Hell that you made anything at all, and especially the fact that it does work. It looks like a cool idea that would work out in a Vacuum mold as the design would be awesome as the way you have it set up would actually make for a good Jaguar pad. Have any plans to do anything else with the design? If not, at least in your messing around, you did accomplish some thing cool and original. Groovy man.

 

Ok, it is cool and unique, but you shouldn't kid yourself. Click on the thumbnail and just look at it for 3 seconds and tell me it is not ugly... I wonder what would happen if you get pissed while playing with it and threw it against the wall though? lol

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@ rubixcube

I wave my '#1' foam finger to his brave and noble soul and his effort! :thumbsup:

Im serious. So serious that......

This guys gets an honorary A+ in the Playground simply based on his effort!

Some one... anyone... please tell him ( as I simply have no desire to participate over 'there', TYVM)

 

I said Im serious! :x

 

the FROG!

 

He's not playing! ;)

Edited by walter_J64bit

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I for one am cheering you on. Is it the best controller ever? No. Did you save money? No. But I bet you had tons of fun and learned a bit in the process. You probably made it 'cause you could and I appreciate that.

 

People just don't make things any more and I find that sad.

 

Rock on and don't listen to the negative comments, they just don't get it. :)

 

-Tim

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Seriously, have you thought about converting an existing controller into a Jaguar controller? It might be kind of fun to play Jaguar with something like a Genesis pad if you could keep the keypad and option buttons in the loop...

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this is a controller i made a few days ago. it was mostly made of electrical tape and cardboard for support.

 

-- things i used --

 

cardboard (cerial box) frame

 

toilet paper roll tubes (for the handles)

 

black electrical tape (for the color)

 

wire

 

led

 

buttons (from those Mc Donald happy meal toys)

 

a 15 pin port

 

the only thing i paid for was the wire, led and the 15 pin port ($15.00 total) and everything works perfectly. quick responce, smooth D-pad controll, easy placement for A B and C buttons. what u think? :D

 

 

Hey guy, don't listen to the negativity. Although you didn't make a DaVincci, it is still cool as Hell that you made anything at all, and especially the fact that it does work. It looks like a cool idea that would work out in a Vacuum mold as the design would be awesome as the way you have it set up would actually make for a good Jaguar pad. Have any plans to do anything else with the design? If not, at least in your messing around, you did accomplish some thing cool and original. Groovy man.

 

Ok, it is cool and unique, but you shouldn't kid yourself. Click on the thumbnail and just look at it for 3 seconds and tell me it is not ugly... I wonder what would happen if you get pissed while playing with it and threw it against the wall though? lol

 

That's why you buy the Delux model with enhanced crumple zones to take the beating of every day life :P Yes, it's ugly, but it's darn cool all the same. Kind of reminds me of a controller I saw for the N64 a long time ago in a way, with the extra long handles sticking out the bottome like that lol

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Everything starts out as a proto. Hell when they designed the AMC Gremilin the designer drew it on a barf bag in a airplane(Bad Analogy but you get the point). From Paper/cardboard comes the real thing. I like it and it sure beats the phone controller where all stuck holding as we play A vs P. I'd try to put it in the gen 6 button controller. Maybe carve out the back for the rest of the pad buttons kinda like nintendos famous z button.

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Seriously, I'm thinking I might try making one from scratch now.

Can you put some clear instructions and diagrams up on the internet or post them here?

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