Vectrex Joystick Controllers

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Vectrex Joystick Controllers

Post by virtvic » Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:29 am

Seeing as the origibnal Vectrex controllers are analog and there's only 2 original analog games - I thought we needed a decent digital arcade style stick for the vectrex.

I use these boxes on nearly all of the sticks I make and vary the overlays,buttons,balltops.

Seeing as the boxes are quite 'mini', I turn the joysticks shafts smaller and use 30mm balltops rather thann the standard 35mm ones. I also use OBSF24 Sanwa buttons rather thann the usual OBSF30 buttons (OBSF24 are usually used as 'start' buttons on arcade cabs)

The analog to digital conversion is a very simple resistor circuit I found on the internet.

Here's the circuit diagram (resistors actually go on the underside of what you are looking at)
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The first prototype
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Making a run of them on my work cnc mill
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The main 3 types (MB - Europe, GCE - USA, Bandai - Asia)
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Some specials -
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Re: Vectrex Joystick Controllers

Post by AdamG » Sat Jan 02, 2021 12:15 pm

What method did you use to apply graphics to the casing? They look pro!

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Re: Vectrex Joystick Controllers

Post by virtvic » Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:49 pm

They are a sticky cold laminated textured vinyl. www.arcadeartshop.com can print your designs on the same material.

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