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anyone ever convert an old atari joystick into a mouse Answered

anyone ever convert an old atari joystick into a mouse
Like this joystick
http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/60000508/Images/1/ATARIJOYSTICKX1.jpg

anyone write an Instructable?

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11010010110 (author)2009-01-13

i dream doing it with a wiimote but i dont have one and aint gonna buy wht kind of sensor does the joy stick use ?

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NachoMahma (author)110100101102009-01-13

. IIRC, those had four "bubble" switches. There was a plastic disc at the bottom of the stick that would actuate the switches.

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11010010110 (author)NachoMahma2009-01-13

what a bubble switch is ?

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NachoMahma (author)110100101102009-01-13

. The upper contact is a conductive plastic "bubble." When the bubble is pressed, it deforms to become intimate with the lower contact. . Evidently, "bubble switch" is not the preferred term. :( Maybe someone else knows the correct name.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2009-01-13

well, some of them were dubbed hat switches, but that is probably not the term you are looking for. Blister switch is another term I have heard.

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NachoMahma (author)Goodhart2009-01-13

. I was wrong. Judging by the pictures (scroll waayyy down), hat switch might be right. It looks like a rubber hat with a conductive disc that shorts the traces.

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Goodhart (author)NachoMahma2009-01-13

Well, I thought so too, at first, but then when I looked it up to check myself, I got Hat Switch (not the movie). Elsewhere a Hat switch either changes view point, perspective or opens menus *shrug*

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11010010110 (author)NachoMahma2009-01-13

and they all are attached to the plate that the stick moves ? why use conductive plastic and not just metallic contacts ?

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