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Scratch Build – In Progress R-kaid-6 > (UPDATE 07.05.12 Additional wooden gamepad)

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by quizz_kid, 12 Sep 2011.

  1. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Bit late to the answer but 1: Authentic look of appealing decay (stained walnut), fits the overall look nicely, awesome fan grill BTW :thumb:.
     
  2. LeandroJVarini

    LeandroJVarini Mod is my life!

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    fantastic job! congratulations!
     
  3. quizz_kid

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    I know the feeling...

    Thanx. I´ll be playing all types, but mostly shoot 'em ups and platformers I guess. Game series I love are Mega man(nes), Gradius(nes/snes) and Metal slug(neo-geo). There will also be some heavy button mashing in Track&Field II... :rock:

    Thank you Waynio! I might go with the stained one after all...

    Tnx mate
     
  4. quizz_kid

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    Btw, here´s a tribute joystick I made some years ago.
    It just seemed relevant to put it here, and I can spam my own thread as much as I want :D


    It´s called In the year 20XX
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  5. kelmannen

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    ....:jawdrop: :jawdrop: :rock: :clap: WOW!!!

    been a while since i checked the log and it's surerly happened things! :D think u should go for the black, or the stanied, or the black.. dunno!!! think i need a full visual och the build to decide :p

    The joystick is fantastic!
    ...is that a ball mouse on the left!?! :eeek: u dont see those everyday...

    is it routed to a single usb cable?
     
  6. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Ooh, That one is nice too.:D
    If it's not too late I vote for option one. Painting over such pretty wood is a shame, if you can expose some of it and still get your contrast. It's OK. I'm a fan of the aged hardware look too.
     
  7. quizz_kid

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    Thanx kelmannen... It IS a ball mouse :D It´s all routed to a single output cable yes... Got a USB-hub inside.

    Thank you Cheap. Of course you can vote... I might go for the aged look on the front indeed
     
  8. quizz_kid

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    Hi guys... The controller PCB finally arrived :cooldude:

    Here it is... It´s a manageable size i think :D sooooo tiny.
    Got wires in the delivery also, so no soldering needed
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    I soon realized that the PCB had 18(!!) button connectors, so I got an idea. Why not have four more buttons on the P1 controller, for savestates, exiting emulators etc... Started to mill on one of the sides.
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    Made a small panel
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    Painted it matte black of course... Aaaaand the tiny buttons. Red is for savestates.
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    PCB mounted in the joystick
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    Some wiring
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    The new panel... looks quite good I think
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    Cutting the USB cable for the DIN adapter
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    A lot of wires
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    Finished joysticks!!!
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    Then I found out that the holes for the balltops in the roof was small :wallbash: I tried to make new ones, but the thick layers of spraypaint made it look awful afterwards...
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    ... So I made a new one. This time a bit thicker.
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    Off to painting again :sigh:


    Almost done now :lol::lol::lol:
     
  9. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Can I order one? ;)
     
  10. quizz_kid

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    Of course you can! I try to earn a living here... well, some day maybe :D but lets se if it acctually works first :lol::lol::lol:
     
  11. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    In the year 20XX - Very cool :).

    Joysticks are awesome, especially with the added buttons for extra operations :).
     
  12. debs3759

    debs3759 Was that a warranty I just broke?

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    This is looking great! I love projects that use a lot of wood, and leaving it so you can actualy see wood instead of covering it with metal is even better. I'll be keeping an eye on this :)
     
  13. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    This is looking fantastic, i'm quite the retro-fanatic. I'm interested in making my own arcade style joystick, where do you get your components for the joystick from, especially the pcb?
     
  14. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    You just gave me the strength to finish the arcade stick I started this summer (prototype in my signature, project retrocade).

    I just ordered my dames stick and buttons.

    very nice work mate. you should definitly post a gaming session video :)
     
  15. quizz_kid

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    Thank you! Glad you liked the extras.

    Thank you... Wood 4 life!!

    Thanks Darkwisdom! I got the buttons from akihabarashop but I usually get my stuff from a swedish destribitor called Arcadegames. I´m sure you can get the PCB from both. Good luck!

    Thank you. Glad to inspire! Sure, I´lll post some gaming footage later :lol:
     
  16. quizz_kid

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    MOTM nominee! Totally unexpected... Happy happy me

    This evening I decided to put all the guts in and do a testrun of the system...
    I will fix the cables a bit later, but don´t expect to find a beauty inside :D

    Started with the mounting of the foot
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    Here´s the empty shell
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    External DIN connectors on two sides
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    Made a stereo cable for the sound output
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    VGA connector mounted
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    Power supply...
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    ... and its connector
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    Intake fan on the back (I used the one from the power supply)
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    Back view
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    Back view with dust grill
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    The great great great PX7600 with a lot of wires
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    This was probably the hardest part... Trying to connect 15 very short cable(and knowing which is which) in a tight space
    was not fun at all. Hands acctually went numb a couple of times
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    Then mount of the HDD
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    Back of the front plate. I chosed the stained one.
    Works best with the concept "strange-antique-furniture-thingy-hiding-tech-stuff-thingys-inside" ;)
    And there will be enough black details for the contrast anyway.
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    Front plate with fan and pushbutton
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    Just a view from outside without the plate
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    Had to carve away some material for the DIN connectors to fit
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    When I did this I accidentally shoved the front on the floor, WITH THE GRILL FIRST!! :waah:
    It smashed into pieces. I´m gonna have to quote myself from earlier:

    "Fan grill finished. It´s only glued so it may pulverize when you huff 'n puff on it"

    :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

    I will try to glue it together later :sigh:
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    But at least everything else seemed in order. the test run ran perfect :D
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    In the next couple of days I´ll install Maximus, emulators and such... Then it´s off to the photo studio I guess

    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  17. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    Very nice work quizz_kid :) almost done now then :clap:.
     
  18. quizz_kid

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    Yeeeeah, almost :D Thank you!
     
  19. quizz_kid

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    Fan grill re-glued... Like it never happened :naughty: Here´s the front attatched and system running.

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    And here´s a teaser of the customized skin I´ve made for Maximus Arcade, the self booting arcade interface.
    I like how the intro logo turned out. Quite retrotasitc I think :lol::lol::lol:

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  20. TotalGaos

    TotalGaos Stainless steel.. hmm..

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    That first pic is almost a bit steampunk looking! Loving the logo btw..
     

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