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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. fractal arc modder

    fractal arc modder New Member

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  2. Throbbi

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    Watching the video makes me yearn just to have that software you're running so I can play old games again without digging out all the cart consoles lol

    Nicely done
     
  3. Waynio

    Waynio Relaxing

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    :) Nice article :clap:
     
  4. quizz_kid

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    Tnx mate!

    Thank you Throbbi. Those cart consoles are nice to... I actually miss game cartiges. It´s the values of physical interaction maybe. And the good values of poor quantity. Like mp3s, you got too much of it!

    :D
     
  5. quizz_kid

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    Btw, is there any way to get rid of that annoying XP Welcome screen besides running control userpassword2?? that one just gave me another logg in screen. help appreciated!
     
  6. Throbbi

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    This might do the trick but having not messed about with stuff like that in XP, I can't really confirm either way.
     
  7. quizz_kid

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    thanx.. I´ll look into it!
     
  8. Gtek

    Gtek Doesn't raise the bar; he IS the bar.

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    very cool! congratz! :thumb:
     
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    Appreciated :lol:
     
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    I just wanted to share my latest accessory to the R-Kaid-6 system, the walnut gamepad.
    It has the shape of an NES controller, but the button layout is more or less based on the SNES system. I used a cheap USB SNES replica controller for this project.


    Walnut and MDF, as usual
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    This is the cheap PCB I used
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    The D-pad cutting was very consuming :dremel: ... had to be precise
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    Inside after some cutting, adding and drilling
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    Decoration time. Stencils and stain painting...
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    Some final soldering. Spiral cable ofcourse :lol:
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    4 pin DIN connection for the R-Kaid-6
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    Wish I had smaller hands sometimes, those tiny walnut buttons took hours to make
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    Well, here´s the final product. Hope you´ll like it!

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    Duuuude…! That's just… wow, I don't know what… just… damn!
     
  12. Waynio

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    Holy moly, perfect walnut gamepad cheesecake, love it quizz. :D:rock::dremel: rep :D

    Bet it feels good while gaming. :D
     
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  13. Nutman

    Nutman Never stuck with stock

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    Nice one.
    However, I guess it's a matter of form over function - or, don't you think that those rather sharp corners would disturb or even hurt your hands and fingers during long gaming sessions? I think it would be better if the corners were rounded off.
     
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    So sweeeeeeeeeeet. Nice one and perfect woodworking.
     
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    Thanks mate

    Thanks Waynio! I does feel good... Probably needs a little more weight, that´s all. Easy adjustment.

    Cheers Nut! It´s form over funktion here, yes... The corners are rounded enough for smaller sessions, but as you say, a 8 hour session may not be the best idea here. But it´s mainly for co up sessions with stupid friends that don´t wanna learn how to use a proper joystick :D
    Me, I only use the sticks!

    Tnx man!
     
  16. Darkwisdom

    Darkwisdom Level 99 Retro Nerd

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    Love the NES style pad. I like how it's format is in the SNES style though.

    Although aren't you worred that the shoulder buttons a little too round therefore making them hard to hit during fierce gameplay. That's why manufacturers normally make them an oval/rectangular shape or a trigger.
     
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    That is very cool :)
     
  18. quizz_kid

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    It works better than expected, but I understand the concern.
    If I've had more time maybe I'd fix that.

    Thank you!
     
  19. Furball Zen

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    Sh!7, how'd i miss this one? Got half way through before i realized it was from last year. But at least it was the OP bumping it with an update!
     
  20. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    That just about sums up what I was thinking. Really, really nice.:thumb:
     

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