J-Lo from #ExtraTerrible here. I am working on some new Bad Controllers for the upcoming Classic Game Fest in Austin. One of them is a Giant Joystick… I don’t have a name for it yet (suggestions are welcome.)
Basic wiring for a prototype. The PVC pipe is held in place by springs on the bottom side and a small indent with a wooden ball on the bottom piece for freedom of movement. Old school micro switch setup running thru a generic arcade PCB to USB board.
Break room for scenery / wife for scale.
I’m hoping to get some programmable RGB LED strips on the inside of the joy stick ball (it’s just an acrylic light cover)
I’ll let you all know when it’s done so I can have some volunteers for testing.