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Author Topic: External Joystick Mod  (Read 4067 times)

abstauber

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External Joystick Mod
« on: December 31, 2010, 11:48:25 am »


Hehe, actually this is just one step towards my mini arcade project (if just the woodworking wouldn't take soo long).
Anyway, I'll elaborate on this as soon as I'm done.


Happy new year!

MOD Head

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Re: External Joystick Mod
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 10:57:09 pm »
Happy new Year too!

Nice work, but this model isn?t more confortably to use in the tram or bus ^^
Otherwise a good arcade add.
How much channels do you have wired up to the "conroller" ?
Bzw do you have one wire per channel and one wire for general (minus pole) ?

P.s. an deinem Namen kann ich erkennen das du ebenfalls deutscher bist?
Mfg Pete
« Last Edit: January 01, 2011, 11:01:24 pm by MOD Head »

adrianomm

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Re: External Joystick Mod
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 05:23:17 am »
Is it possible to use an old snes, sega-genesis or playstation controller? That will be cool!

MOD Head

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Re: External Joystick Mod
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 05:58:52 am »
Is it possible to use an old snes, sega-genesis or playstation controller? That will be cool!
hey, i think it is possible. but the problem is the wires in the dingoo. you should to solder minumum(13 cables?), if you want use all buttons on the controller.
And than you cant use the nativ button of your dingoo.

abstauber

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Re: External Joystick Mod
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2011, 12:08:15 pm »
@Pete
Yep I'm from Germany too :) In total I've wired all buttons to the D-sub connector: 16 lines including Power-On, Reset, Ground and V+.

But for a portable design, you could only connect the four directions and six to eight buttons. The good thing is that all buttons share the same ground (as you assumed), that way it's pretty easy to do the soldering.

@adrianomm
Unfortunately that would mean to hack the pad as well and create another D-sub connector. Also you would need to find better solder points than I did, if you want to keep your dingoo's buttons. The way I did it is a one way ticket.

But I agree, an easy to use external controller (like the A330) or an USB Host Port would be awesome :)

 

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