View Full Version : anyone know where to get these?
07-07-2009, 03:46 AM
I have some interest in building huge old-style-retro cabinets for propeller based games....As such, I really like the heavy-duty look-and-feel of this guy's "nes controller" .... Where can these buttons and types of joy sticks be found? See the link below:
thanx in advance to any and all that can help me source these kinds of switches/assemblies.
07-07-2009, 03:54 AM
I'd try here...
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07-07-2009, 04:01 AM
SparkFun has a few "arcade type" push buttons (see link):
They also have arcade-style joysticks:
(4 way "Pac Man" style)
I have seen other places online that sell "kits" at ~100 USD (which include the joystick, buttons, and a usb or parallel interface board).· I think they are intended for PC (MAME), but could be adapted.
· Red http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PB-211/RED-JUMBO-PUSHBUTTON-SWITCH/-/1.html
· Green http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PB-214/JUMBO-PUSHBUTTON-GREEN/-/1.html
· Yellow http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-store/item/PB-215/JUMBO-PUSHBUTTON-YELLOW/-/1.html
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07-07-2009, 05:18 AM
You Might want to check out this site also.
07-07-2009, 07:29 AM
Didn't someone post a link to a web site that sold giant buttons in the last week or so?
07-07-2009, 07:40 AM
Check out mine:
It's been so long I don't remember where I got the stuff though...
After I got my "real" cabinet, I stuck a Prop inside·this thing·and added some light switches for my kids!
My Prop Info&Apps: ·http://www.rayslogic.com/propeller/propeller.htm
Cool... I collect arcade games (I've got about 40 games)... personally, I order almost all my arcade stuff from Bob Roberts (www.therealbobroberts.net (http://www.therealbobroberts.net)). He's really helpful, has good prices, and the Lagniappe is always cool ;) . The biggest problem with him is that he doesn't do online ordering w/ paypal... basically you send him an email, he confirms, then you have to mail him a check. Once you've ordered from him he cross ships, but if it's your first time then it might take a few days extra (he ships priority, so it's usually pretty quick anyway). I've also ordered some stuff from www.groovygamegear.com (http://www.groovygamegear.com)... no complaints about them either.
That sounds like a pretty cool project... I keep thinking I should make my own retro game to put in an arcade cabinet. The prop is perfect for it, a simplistic game could be made really easily with the high level language and tools, and I've set up my prop to output to an old arcade monitor. My biggest problem is that even though most of the old games were simple, coming up with an idea for something that hasn't already been done (that'd still be fun) isn't easy.
07-07-2009, 10:54 AM
I made a SFII Joystick out of an xbox 360 controler with products from Happ...very good stuff.
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