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Old 24 August 2006, 13:58   #1
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Homemade Amiga Joystick

Built myself an amiga 2 button joystick out of a jiffy box and some arcade parts.

It's not actually as bulky as the pics make it out to be and very comfortable to hold in your hands or play off a table.




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Old 24 August 2006, 14:03   #2
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Looks great.
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Old 24 August 2006, 15:21   #3
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Looks great! and sturdy as an Aussie Sheila

Arent the screws/bolts uncomfortable under your hand as your using the stick or do you not rest your hand on the base?
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Old 19 September 2006, 02:00   #4
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That kicks arse excellent stuff, make me one please lol
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Old 19 September 2006, 03:01   #5
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Old 20 September 2006, 20:55   #6
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What did you use for the feet? also what type of project box did you use as some are brittle

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Old 21 September 2006, 07:41   #7
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Quote:
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Arent the screws/bolts uncomfortable under your hand as your using the stick or do you not rest your hand on the base?
My hands don't come into contact with them, but I am on the look out for some nice dome bolts to use.

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What did you use for the feet? also what type of project box did you use as some are brittle
A friend of mine is a sales rep so I stole some suction caps from one of the display cases he had in his company car. The project box is called a Jiffy box and is quite thick and strong about 3mm thick plastic.

The only thing I am not too happy about is that the fire buttons are not flush, they are raised with spacers due to the button assembly being taller than the case.
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Old 21 September 2006, 08:11   #8
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looks like the Greek "PACMAN" joystic, from Anerrousis Controls , it too used arcade stick/buttons... it NEVER failed!
Great job THB!
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Old 21 September 2006, 08:27   #9
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That was my inspiration keropi, I have the tomahawk from Annerousis control. Still works great.
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Old 21 September 2006, 22:06   #10
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Ok m8, can you do me a favour... did you make plans for the holes at all?
I would like the dimensions of the box. Im going to build a couple of these things using some cheap crappy pc usb gamepads as the controller part and then hack on the buttons, joystick etc

This will kick ass with winuae and mame
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Old 21 September 2006, 22:14   #11
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Looks ultra solid.
Better than a Competition Pro.
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Old 21 September 2006, 22:46   #12
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Nice joystick.

How about replacing the bolts with black nylon numberplate bolts?

I think they're M6 by roughly 20mm long.

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Old 22 September 2006, 10:19   #13
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Nice clean looking joystick there!!

Been using it 16 years to play Kick Off 2

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Old 22 September 2006, 11:34   #14
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Now thats what i call rustic.
Why the red button?
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Old 22 September 2006, 11:45   #15
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Fire! :-D
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Old 22 September 2006, 12:17   #16
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Nice joy bootson! My Battlestation got broken in a 2-player game session of Dynablaster so i have to solder it to a working condition. Now when i use the 1-player controls it also moves the 2nd player
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Old 22 September 2006, 15:14   #17
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@stainy: I don't understand how that could work.
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Old 22 September 2006, 16:33   #18
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Me neither, although when I played Gauntlet 2 on my mate's Atari ST (SORRY!) (4 player, some in special under the ST ports) using a 6 button Sega pad, I could make one of the other players walk in two directions and make him fire. AWESOME. Strange how he kept running into the Dragon.
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Got an idea of building the same thing as T_hairy_bootson but instead of just having it amiga compatible, I was going to gut one of them competition pro usb joysticks and have pc compatible aswell for winuae and other emulators

I have found mame control kits on fleabay and all I need now is the ideal dimensions for the project boxes
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Old 23 September 2006, 17:32   #20
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You would probably want a bigger box than mine then. Mine only holds two buttons. The button assembly is too long to fit, so I had to use spacers.

Anyways the box is 50mm x 155mm x 95mm.
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