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Atari 2600 opinion

Post by Thegamer3000 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:13 pm

I'm thinking about making a Atari 2600 and I wanted an opinion about the paddle or wheel thing that some games use.

My idea was insted of using a knob, why not use a slider? kinda like the GBA SP's volume adjuster thingy.
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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:21 pm

that prolly wouldnt work too well. the knob has a unique 360 degree spin that uses a more accurate potentiometer.
those slide potentiometers dont work well in video games. but go ahead and try it.
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:56 pm

Retromaster wrote:that prolly wouldnt work too well. the knob has a unique 360 degree spin that uses a more accurate potentiometer.
Where in the hell did you hear something like that? All that you really need to worry about is that it is a 1Mohm (1 million ohms) potentiometer, and you're fine. Something like this: http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch ... 33&Site=US
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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:05 pm

I made it up because I thought it was right :oops:
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Post by Thegamer3000 » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:10 pm

The reason I suggested this is because I thought that the knob is kind of bulky.
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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:21 pm

you have a point.

im trying to find the part number.
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Post by TitaniumHamster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:49 pm

A slider? Awsome Idea! Can I steal?

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Building a 2600 knob (particularly one of the 3rd party ones) into a slider would be pretty easy, provided you had the room in the case for it.

I'm building a 2600p soon, canI please use that idea? please?!?!
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Post by bicostp » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:15 pm

Well, this would be pretty simple if you make a belt system. The potentiometer and a freewheeling roller have a belt between them. The belt goes near a slot. A pad of some sort pokes out the slot and is fixed to the belt. As the slider is moved up and down the slot, it moves the belt, which turns the pot.

That's the simplest solution I can think of. (It's also sort of how our old 70s radio works.)

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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:18 pm

bicostp wrote:Well, this would be pretty simple if you make a belt system. The potentiometer and a freewheeling roller have a belt between them. The belt goes near a slot. A pad of some sort pokes out the slot and is fixed to the belt. As the slider is moved up and down the slot, it moves the belt, which turns the pot.

That's the simplest solution I can think of. (It's also sort of how our old 70s radio works.)

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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:22 pm

OK peoples, I found my mouser electronics catalog phone book.
I'm looking up sliding pots.
what ohm is required? how much resistance? 1M, right?
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Post by SpongeBuell » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:28 pm

I already wrote:All that you really need to worry about is that it is a 1Mohm (1 million ohms) potentiometer, and you're fine. Something like this: http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch ... 33&Site=US
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Post by Retromaster » Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:30 pm

linky

get one of these 2.

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Post by ShockSlayer » Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:59 am

A slidwer would be nice.

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Post by Retromaster » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:56 pm

hey, if you really wanna wow your friends, get one with an LED built in.

clicky here!!!

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