Video about my latest build: Arcade Controller
This two-player Arcade Controller including a (customized) trackball, Sanwa joysticks and LED switches.
The goal was to make an ultra high-quality controller (heavy with original parts) that I could use for my Arcade Games on the PC. The Arcade Controller is made out of 19mm black MDF (CNC routed), 2mm acrylic glass and custom vinyl artwork.
Instead of the 3 USB cables that are usually needed (1 for each player and 1 for the trackball), this controller utilizes 2 Logilink HUBS so that only one cable is connected to the PC.
Case – (Custom Design) 19mm MDF
Joysticks – Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT
Buttons – LED
T-Molding – Chrome 19mm
Acrylic Glass – 2mm (laser cut)
Trackball – PS2 Led Trackball (modified to match LED color-scheme)
USB-Hubs – LOGILINK UA0149 2 X
Artwork: Created in Photoshop and Printed on High-Quality vinyl
In the video I used BIG-BOX but you can also use HYPERSPIN
Want to build your own high-quality Arcade Controller?
contact me at thedanielspies[at]gmail.com for the building plans and technical drawings.
I am also planning to make a video where I construct and design one from scratch.
Inventing, Building and Creating is what I love. In daily life I work for a company for which I build and design self-playing piano’s. I design and create magic tricks for magicians and design and build custom game-consoles and crazy game pc’s as a hobby on request.