If you enjoyed this video, subscribe to my Youtube channel for more projects. The controller consists of two sections. A combined joystick / paddle controller and a keypad controller. The former has a permanently attached cable as it's always used and the keypad portion has a removable cable. This controller works on the Atari Flashback as well.
Step 1: Parts Required
- Case - I used a small wooden craft box but a plastic electronics enclosure will also work well.
- DE-9 Female Connector and Housing - The Atari controller port uses a standard DE-9 connector.
- Ethernet Cable - Eight connections are needed which a cheap, readily available ethernet cable can provide.
- Joystick - I salvaged mine from an old Sony arcade controller but any arcade joystick will do.
- Pushbutton - Normally open, momentary on.
- 1 Megaohm Linear Potentiometer- A pot knob will finish off the look.
- Toggle Switch - SPDT.
- 1x Male & 2x Female DE-9 Connectors - Used for the detachable cable. If you permanently mount it just a single DE-9 female is required.
- Ethernet Cable
- 12x Tact Switches - Through hole switches with a plastic cap.
- Perfboard - A suitable mounting surface for the switches