One handed controller for disabled son

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by joeyjoe9876 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:41 am

any new development..?
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Mario » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:18 pm

I've been sick all weekend and Monday, and I'm still getting over it. :( I wasn't able to work on it during that time. But, I'm starting again, and today I added some bondo to the handle and will sand it once it's dry.
I've been working on the electronics, and I ran into a snag. The controller uses 10k pots but the joystick uses 100k ones. How do I make this work? :?
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by vskid » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:15 pm

Mario wrote:I've been working on the electronics, and I ran into a snag. The controller uses 10k pots but the joystick uses 100k ones. How do I make this work? :?
I think you put a resistor on the ground line of the joystick, before it gets to the ground. Someone had a similar problem, but I can't remember what forum it was posted in... :(
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by joeyjoe9876 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:21 pm

hopefully you can get it figured out :(
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Mario » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:54 pm

A little update - I applied and sanded the filler:
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Then did a rough painting to see what it'll look like:
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The blue is a good color, it looks really nice. It still needs more filler and tons of sanding, but even at this point it's amazingly comfortable to hold. It's great! :)
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by blaze3927 » Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:07 am

okay so controller uses 10kohm and joystick uses 100kohm, then i think you put a resistor on the joystick from the x/y to the ground, so 90kohm (100-90 = 10) resistor from ground to the x/y pot should work....i think :D
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Mario » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:20 pm

See, even though the pots are 100k, they still work when hooked up, just abnormally. Or so I thought, because when I attached the original joystick, it does the same thing. In both cases, the joystick moves at normal speed when going left and down, but superspeed when going right or up. If anybody has this kind of Superpad 64, could you tell me if yours does that, too?

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by smitty » Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:29 pm

Mario wrote:See, even though the pots are 100k, they still work when hooked up, just abnormally. Or so I thought, because when I attached the original joystick, it does the same thing. In both cases, the joystick moves at normal speed when going left and down, but superspeed when going right or up. If anybody has this kind of Superpad 64, could you tell me if yours does that, too?

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by blaze3927 » Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:09 am

Mario wrote:See, even though the pots are 100k, they still work when hooked up, just abnormally. Or so I thought, because when I attached the original joystick, it does the same thing. In both cases, the joystick moves at normal speed when going left and down, but superspeed when going right or up. If anybody has this kind of Superpad 64, could you tell me if yours does that, too?

that seems to happen with any n64 controller when you hook up different pot's with different resistance,
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Biased » Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:22 am

kylechu wrote:How about this? Forgot that it was left-handed. Just flip the L button to the other side. You might also be able to put the R-button there too.

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by bothebu » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:39 am

Thanks for the ideas and help all. Looking forward to getting it. Thanks.

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by bothebu » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:45 pm

Mario seems to be M-I-A. Problem I have is my son overheard my wife and I talking about it and is now asking daily, hourly when it is coming. Our mistake. :-) He is like that whenever we order anything for him online.

Anybody else interested in helping? I'll pay for the parts, shipping and labor.

Mario if you are out there and can finish this soon say something please.

Thanks! Bob

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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by palmertech » Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:10 pm

Mario is a moderator on my modding site, I will check in with him for you.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by Pkmnjunky7 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:11 pm

Has this been abandoned? If so, I would be interested in taking a swing at it.
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Re: One handed controller for disabled son

Post by bothebu » Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:23 pm

Hello all, user "Jonathan" made a controller for me and I received it yesterday. Will keep you all informed of how it works out.

Jonathan can you post some of the pics?

Thank you all for your ideas!

Bob

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