Off Topic: Amnesia, you have a disciple...

Thread in 'Discussion' started by Kitaru, 21 Oct 2010.

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    The Gamester may have died, but its memory still lives on in this Neo-Geo stick... :3

    (Awesome hack job courtesy of my buddy DanAdamKOF.)
  2. Amnesia

    Amnesia Piece of Cake

    Ah ! you kept the whole card alive..
    Good work !

    Have you seen how it is so annoying to cut such a shape ?
  3. Yep that's my stick! I used two cards glued together. The metal plate on the bottom of the Neo-Geo controller's joystick is about the same size as a credit card, so it's a very good fit.

    It wasn't very annoying to me. I used a Dremel with a burr bit to cut the rough shape of the diamond then used hand files to shape it more precisely, it took about an hour. I stabbed my thumb when getting a bit enthusiastic with a file that has a sharp end on it... I always say a project isn't a project until I've put my flesh, blood, and tears into it!

    It's a work in progress: I need to widen the diamond a little bit, clean and re-lubricate the joystick, replace the buttons with Seimitsu 24mm buttons, replace the rubber feet on the bottom, possibly add weights to it, and install an opto-isolator as a hack to make the PCB common ground.

    As it is right now though, it works really well for playing TGM2+ on my laptop between classes, and I can't wait to improve it to work even better.

    edit 10/25: Widened the restrictor, and thoroughly cleaned and lubed the joystick, now the stick is MUCH more responsive.
    Last edited: 25 Oct 2010
  4. The fact that you've been intelligent and used tools extending past just a sharp knife is probably why you found it easier. :V
  5. You take your stick to school with you?
  6. You don't?
  7. DeHackEd

    DeHackEd green Gm

    Only if there's real possibility of playing tetris and there's no such hardware at my destination...

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