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GSRcade

Joystick Prototypes

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Powarcade

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Metal GSRcade
Metal
GSrcade

Wooden GSRcade
Wooden
GSrcade

Hori GSRcade
Hori
GSrcade

Hori GSRcade
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VFIV

Windy GSRcade
Windy
GSrcade

Wooden GSRcade

Dual Shock Details | Steering Wheel

Please note that any use if this information is at your risk, if you are not confident using tools or stripping down electrical components please don't try to attempt to do anything listed on this site.

This section is highly fluid at the moment while the design is been made and should take shape over the next few months.

My Original Design and 2nd Prototype (first was in an actual arcade machine). I like the Moth button layout so I will be keeping them the same but this time I may be adding a Flight Stick, Steering Wheel and maybe even a Trackball and Spinner to the design.

 

GSRcade
Isometric view of the GSRcade arcade Joystick

GSRcade Side View
Side view image capture straight from TurboCAD

GSRcade
I'm not to sure on the finish, I've tried paint, clear varnish and dark varnish (shown above) but
I'm not sure on any of them, again more testing required

I made a mistake with the dimensions and put the four middle buttons too close together, it still plays fine but it's a little more cramped.

GSRcade
The Prototype is finished

GSRcade
As you can see I have used the two rumble motor which both work but it's more of a noise rather than a rubble
I may miss them out when I make the next one (more testing required)

GSRcade
The way the feet are positioned means the bottom will not fall in the box

Scrap piece testing Joystick recess
Joystick recess was quite good, Up close Joystick recess

Edge Routing
10mm Radius cut quite nicely, this would have been impossible without the template

MDF Panels
Here are all the MDF panels with the holes drilled

Metal Templates Side Panel Template
All three metal hole templates, the large one is for all the buttons an joystick, Side panels hole template on top of side panel

MDF Box Panels

B&Q 18mm MDF sheets in two different sizes

MDF (L)1220mm x (W)607mm (72"x24") £6.98
MDF (L)1819mm x (W)607mm (48"x24") £9.58

Six wood panels 18mm MDF

MDF Panels
Top
Left & Right
Rear
Front
Bottom

Wiring Details

Wire Required

Blue, Green, Red, Violet, White, Grey and Black

Description Wire Colour Wire Length
Loom 1 - Joystick, Start, Select, Analogue - 7 Connectors
Joystick Up Blue 500mm
Joystick Down Green 300mm
Joystick Left Red 400mm
Joystick Right Violet 300mm
Start (1P White) White (White/Red) 350mm
Select (Orange) Grey 350mm
Analogue (Yellow) White 380mm
Loom 2 - 8 Buttons - 8 Connectors
Green Button
Green 400mm
Purple Button Violet 230mm
Red Button Red 250mm
Blue Button Blue 210mm
L1 (Black) Grey 300mm
L2 (White) White (White/Black) 270mm
R1 (Black) Grey (Pink) 400mm
R2 (White) White 300mm
Loom 3 - 15 Connectors
Common Ground Black 14 x Black 120mm
1 x Black 240mm

Shopping list for making one GSRcade

Soldering iron, solder, tip cleaner
Phillips/Pozidrive screw driver (plus a bit for a Battery Drill or Electric Screw Driver)
Crimping tool
Electric Drill (battery or mains)
Router and cutter for the edges

Happ Controls Description Quantity
58-9100-L Red Pushbutton
1
58-9133-L Green Pushbutton 1
58-9122-L Blue Pushbutton 1
58-9144-L Purple Pushbutton 1
58-9177-L Orange Pushbutton 1
58-9155-L Yellow Pushbutton 1
58-9111-L White Pushbutton 4
58-9166-L Black Pushbutton 4
58-9111-L1PLY White 1 player Pushbutton 1
53-8003-00 VLT Pushbutton Wrench 1
50-7608-16 Ultimate Joystick 8 Way (Black) 1
 
Maplins Description Quantity
L16AA Large Rubber Feet 4 Pack 1
HF10L Push-on Lucar Style Receptacle Ten Pack 3
FE66W Push-On Recep Covers Ten Pack 3
 
Screw Fix Description Quantity
46925 6 X 50 FULLY THREAD COACH BOLT 100
10991 1/2*6 TWIN 500'S 500
10576 1.1/4*6 TWIN 500'S 500
36549 CLEAR MDF SEALER 1LTR 1
16513 STEEL ANGLE BRACKET PLAIN 19X19MM 100
11067 40MM STEEL CORNER BRACE SELF COLOUR 100
37901 EVO STIK RESIN W EXTRA FAST 1 LTR 1
13500 COMFORT MASK 50
 
T Molding Description Quantity
#38

3 Wing Slot Cutter Assembly ($38.20)
3 Wing Slot Cutter Assembly ($38.20)

1
 
Axminster
Power Tools
Description Quantity
812158B CMT 1/4" Shank Template Profile Cutter
CMT 1/4" Shank Template Profile Cutter
D=15.8mm X=31.7mm C=15.8mm
1
811690 CMT Twin Flute Straight Cutter
D=19mm, X=25.4mm, L=63.5mm

1

838754 CMT 1/2" Roundover Cutter
D=25.4mm X=12.7mm R=6.35mm
1
PB430 Axminster Short Pattern Forstner Bit - 30mm 1

Happ Ultimate Joystick 8-Way, Microswitch

This is all I had availible at the time and they are a pretty crappy joystickj, get a Sanwa instead.

Happ Ultimate Joystick 8-Way, MicroswitchHapp Ultimate Joystick 8-Way, MicroswitchHapp Ultimate Joystick 8-Way, Microswitch

Simple Imperial to Metric Conversion Chart

Imperial
Fraction
Imperial
Decimal
Metric
mm
3/32 0.09375 2.38
19/64 0.29688 7.54
1/2 0.500 12.70
5/8 0.625 15.88
11/16 0.687 17.46
3/4 0.750 19.05
13/16 0.810 20.64
1 1.000 25.40
1 1/2 1.500 38.10

 

This chart is useful for us in the UK as we use Metric more than Imperial, USA still uses Imperial

 

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