Step 4: Preparing the Joystick

Make Space:
     First I cut off the serial cable that would have hooked up to a computer. I then removed the potentiometer that does not get used. Then I used a rotary tool to take out some of the plastic supports inside of the joystick to make room for the potentiometers, switch, board, and battery.

Drill Some Holes:
You will want to measure your switch, jack, and potentiometers to determine what size holes they will need. If you got them from Radio Shack it will probably say on the back side of the package what size holes you will need. Then you want to determine where you have space on the inside and translate that to the outside and mark where they will go. There is no wrong way to do this just so long as everything fits.

Mount it:
     Once you have the holes drilled you can go ahead and start mounting things.
Congratulations on a well deserved grand prize! Great job!
thanks everyone!
Congratulations! Grand prize winner!
Congratulations on being a finalist in the DIY Audio Contest!! Good luck to you!
If anyone in the Chicago land area is interested in using this for live shows or for any sort of music thing I would be happy to give one of these to you (although they are pretty easy to make on your own), all i would ask in return is that you vote on it and that if you do anything with it such as a video or a live performance you let me know.
just send me a message if you're interested. I'm not a musician I just like making things.
Very nice build.
That's cool and would be highly useful, although I also like its shape.
Nice deffo good for live performance
That would be fun for live performance :)

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