Joystick cloning

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Re: Joystick cloning

Post by Neffers » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:56 pm

The Kempston switcahbles from Cheetah are handy, or those with the two leads.
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Re: Joystick cloning

Post by exxos » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:06 pm

There are some cool joysticks about. Though for me I need something which is small and fits easily in my hand.. larger ones I can't hold as when I move the shaft the hole joystick base moves and it hurts. So the only joystick I can use is the "bug". Though all mine have faults ...

It's why I was asking if someone could "clone" the thing, then it's something which could be 3D printed and as its small, even possible a injection mold could be made for them. If there was enough demand that is. I don't think the bug is much more than a rounded box, just with fittings and mountings internally etc .
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Re: Joystick cloning

Post by Neffers » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 pm

exxos wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:06 pm
Though for me I need something which is small and fits easily in my hand.
I have one of these kicking around, it's not in the greatest shape externally, but you can have it for nowt to try. I'm not a fan of it at all, but it may suit you. It will need some TLC. The stick is switched and practically feather light, I cannot remember if the fire button is switched or a leaf of sorts.

It may take me some time to find however as I cannot remember the last place I saw it, could be the loft or in one of many boxes of wires etc. I may even have been disappointed enough to recycle it :roll:

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Re: Joystick cloning

Post by exxos » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Neffers wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:21 pm
I have one of these kicking around, it's not in the greatest shape externally, but you can have it for nowt to try.
Thanks for the thought :) I may have one somewhere, there's a huge box of joysticks I've not even looked at yet. Even so, smaller the better for postage,manufacturing costs etc.
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Re: Joystick cloning

Post by Neffers » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:40 pm

I'll have a thorough search around as soon as the shoulder is 100% back to normal, I'll PM you if I find it ;)
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