[Hardware] 6 buttons stick

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[Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Wed May 02, 2012 10:25 pm

Yo!

I'm trying to build a 6 buttons stick using Emanuele Bettidi schematic. I remade it under Eagle (link).
Here's an image export is you don't have Eagle (link).
I'll try to make the circuit this week. But it promises to be painful as the original board has 2 layers (hires phoso)

Please let me know if I made any mistakes.

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by Gravis » Mon May 07, 2012 8:39 am

you could simplify the circuit by just using a microcontroller to do everything directly. it would be a much simpler design and cheaper.

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Mon May 07, 2012 9:23 pm

I don't want to write code that emulates a dump ttl chip that may cost 20 cents :)

Anyway, I found some errors in the schematics. I also did a board layout. It's not the final version. The 2nd layer is ugly and some paths can be optimized. But it will be enough to run some tests. Image

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Sun May 27, 2012 4:38 pm

Here's the version without auto-fire. Image

I'll try to solder a prototype in the next weeks.

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Tue May 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Here's a little 3d render of the card I did with this online 3D gerber viewer.
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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MottZilla » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:12 pm

Looks nice. Did you ever put it into an arcade stick?

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:40 pm

Not yet. I received the board last week. I have everything except the enclosure :|
Maybe I'll take the lazy path and buy one.

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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:27 pm

I finally started working on the case.
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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:22 pm

I can't count to 6...
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Re: [Hardware] 6 buttons stick

Post by MooZ » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:21 pm

I was at a bbq this week-end. I snatched a japanese hardware hacking book and took some photos with my cell phone :)
It's basically an article about how to make a 6 buttons arcade stick for the PC Engine.
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