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 Post subject: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:31 pm 


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I just picked up the neo geo mini and it's pretty good but the analog joystick is pretty garbage. I took it apart to see if there was room to install a miniature microswitch based joystick. It looks like there's room but I haven't decided to take the plunge yet, plus the joysticks I've found online are like $50. I haven't found anything online about people doing this mod. Has anyone else thought of trying this mod out?
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 Post subject: Re: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:43 pm 


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Did you see the recent Ben Heck video in which he converted a NG Mini to a handheld ? In the progress he built a digital micro-switch based mini-joystick. Maybe worth a look for some inspiration ?


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 Post subject: Re: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:55 pm 


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Yeah I did see that so I know that it can be done. The hard part is finding a small enough microswitch joystick to fit in the case. And like I said in my first post they are all so expensive. I'm sure that is why SNK went with the analog joystick. Those are pretty cheap off the shelf.
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 Post subject: Re: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:58 pm 



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Clicky thumbsticks is very hard to make.


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 Post subject: Re: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:36 am 


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bigbadboaz wrote:
Clicky thumbsticks is very hard to make.


Yeah I saw that clip. It's complete bullshit. SNK was just being cheap and lazy.

The PDP vs. Fightpad for xbox360 has microswitch buttons and a microswitch thumbstick that felt pretty good. I had one lying around and was hopeful that I could transplant the stick over, but it's a little too big to fit the case and I don't want to dremel away a bunch of plastic.
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 Post subject: Re: NEO GEO mini joystick hack
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:59 am 


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Fudoh wrote:
Did you see the recent Ben Heck video in which he converted a NG Mini to a handheld ? In the progress he built a digital micro-switch based mini-joystick. Maybe worth a look for some inspiration ?

saw that :D it was pretty dope. Love the form factor and especially the art on the casing he did. looks as yummy as candy!

his micro-switches setup for the clicky stick is VERY interesting indeed! must make for a massive upgrade for the system


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