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Steve Terrell
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Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It?
10/05/14 12:28 PM


Good summary.

I actually have to back-track a little on my previous post regarding 2 things...

1. I can actually have 5 simultaneous keys per player, not 4. Even with fighting games, you're not likely to have to use more than 5 switches at once. Worst case scenario that I can support per player is a diag joystick direction (two switches) and 3 action buttons all at once. One weakness is that the 2 modifier keys are permanently mapped to buttons 1 & 2 (most frequently used), but the other 3 slots in the buffer can be used for any of the other keystrokes (buttons, joysticks, spinners)

2. i-pac does not seem to support analog (that I need for the spinners). I saw that they have an a-pac, but the Price is way too high. So, I think the Teensy was the best choice for me - does digital and analog inputs for 20 bucks. Plus can be used for other projects.

The pool balls are supported by the heads of the 3 screws. I used a dremel to grind the heads just enough so that the contact with the ball is smooth and doesn't scratch. The balls work very well. When I took the photo, I forgot to turn the power on so that you could see the cool red glow from the mice LEDs shine around the trackballs - just a pleasant side effect.

And if pool balls are TOO decorative, just pop in two cue balls.







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* So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell 09/27/14 06:22 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? R. Belmont  10/02/14 04:29 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  10/03/14 10:38 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  10/04/14 05:36 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  10/05/14 12:28 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? krick  11/01/14 08:04 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  10/06/14 04:54 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? StilettoAdministrator  10/02/14 06:00 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  10/03/14 02:27 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  10/03/14 10:45 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? R. Belmont  10/03/14 12:47 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  09/28/14 12:07 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  09/28/14 11:51 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Comboman  10/28/14 11:14 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  10/30/14 10:37 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  11/01/14 04:56 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Traso  09/30/14 02:08 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  10/03/14 10:43 AM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? R. Belmont  10/03/14 04:30 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Tomu Breidah  10/03/14 03:15 PM
. * Re: So I Invented a USB Arcade Control Panelů How to Share It? Steve Terrell  09/30/14 09:14 AM

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