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    Vectrev controller

    My Vectrex came without a controller so I'm building my own Vectrev controller.
    I bought all the parts on Ebay. Here are the item numbers for some of the main bits.
    Case 201121453748
    Joystick 253169946622

    Buttons 282696073230

    The case turned out to be a bit small but it'll do for now.
    Here's the circuit and the board I made.


    And the case with the buttons and joystick fitted.


    I've just got to wire it up when the plug and cable arrive. I should have the replacement transformer by then for my console.
    Can someone tell me which are the most commonly used and least used button numbers so I can wire the red button as most and blue as least used.
    Cheers Trev

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    4 is the most common, working back to least common. So 3 next common and 2 and 1 seldom being used.

    Fantastic post btw!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank_fjs View Post
    4 is the most common, working back to least common. So 3 next common and 2 and 1 seldom being used.

    Fantastic post btw!
    Wholly molly thats awsome. Nice work Trev.

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    I might try these parts if I make a second controller and put the buttons in a diamond formation on the right.
    Case 191321261334
    Joystick 253169946622
    Buttons 282696073230
    Lead 222615690095 (and cut the socket off)
    Strain relief 271418619961 (no crude jokes please)
    Cheers Trev

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    Very cool Trev. I just bought a VecAdapt and a cheap megadrive controller off eBay for $2.


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    you're a clever man Trev!

    you should get some sort of auto level-up for building your own vectrex controller

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