DIY Controller

by Ferjerez, published

DIY Controller by Ferjerez Nov 26, 2017
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This is a Wii Nunchuk-style controller that i made for Arduino/Raspberry projects.

Suitable for most PS2-like joysticks and 12mms switch buttons.

You'll need 3 M3 screws (two for joystick and one for the case).

'spacer.stl' not needed but looks nice in combination with some colors

Also, i uploaded a video showing the controller in action: https://youtu.be/qHTFjGCErSI

See more info below.

Hope you find it useful.
Have fun!

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ANET E10 + Creality CR-10






You can use supports for bottom part to avoid overhangs inside the controller. But you really don't needed as the overhangs are inside and once closed you can't see them.

How I Designed This

Proof of concept

Fast prototypes..taking measurements

Bottom part

First working prototype

Nice color combo

Another nice color combo

Wiring and electronics

Soldering stuff

Daisy-chain the ground wires

Joystick wiring

Lets's try some Arduino stuff!!!!

Male pins for protoboard

It works!!!!

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Very neat. Love the proof-of-concept version - is it PayDoh?
I wonder if this could work as a chorded keyboard? Might need a few more buttons.

Yes!! it's playDoh! :D

Should be possible to use as an USB keyboard or mouse using Arduino pro micro / leonardo to encode the signal.

Nice. Very detailed design. Thanks for sharing.