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02-21-2019 at 11:07 AM
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Building a C64 controller.

here is my working "prototype" build for a c64 stick. Sanwa parts. Parts were pretty cheap and it controls like a dream. Wiring is dead easy too. This is a great project even for a novice. Just need to build a box for it and ill be good to go. MUCH cheaper than buying some c64 stick on ebay!

  1. Pixe Sukola's Avatar

    Man, it looks great, well done.

    I wish I had the time to learn to do that, I'm doing too many things as it is now. I would just go a little softer in the edges, if it is too sharp it hurts my hands, but that's because I play long sessions.

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  2. 90skidJohnny's Avatar

    Oh Yah totally. This is not even the top board. Just the prototype. It will have a more rounded edge that i will rout out. But thank you.

    Leaning is the easy part. Finding time to actually do it, that's the most difficult part lol But I really did have alot of fun building this. You can't see the cord attached, but I basically took the plug off a busted up sega controller to wire. FYI Do NOT use a sega genesis controller on a C64. Everything matches up, except the 5v Line. Can fry your c64 if you dont disable it.

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  3. Kelly Kerr's Avatar

    Ive been wanting to make one of these for my Atari 2600 and 7800. The controllers I see for sale look great but making one seems more appealing and cost effective. Might have to hit you up for some advice on where to start.

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    Do it! I believe off the top of my head the wiring for those are exactly the same as the c64.

    All you really need are the controls , a multimeter, cheap soldering gun. Its super satisfying too. And def send me any questions.

  5. kernzyp's Avatar

    Soldering iron??
    That's me out the window...

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