We continue our look at building a joystick, after breaking down how they work in the last part now we take a look at the initial design.
We take a look at the new piece of hardware that claims to improve how you play retro game consoles on new HDTVs.
We don’t have any joysticks for our RX-78 computers, we could build an adaptor to use another style of controller but what about if we just build one from scratch?
The Bandai RX-78 uses a proprietary joystick port with an 8 pin din. This din should be a 2-3-3 layout with all pins symmetrical. It also makes use of two ground connections, Ground 1 provides Fire, Left and Up when connected to the relevant pins and Ground 2 provides Right and Down.
Port as seen when looking at the machine
|2||Left / Right|
|6||Up / Down|
We received the Bandai RX-78 Personal Computer in an unboxing, unfortunately there were no joysticks and it has a proprietary joystick port. So what we need to do is work out how the joysticks work so we can connect a different joystick to is (maybe an Atari or Sega one).
We open up the Bandai RX-78 Personal Computer that we received in an earlier video.
We received a second MVP-1 Car Marty recently but it was in a bad way, we gave it a clean, replaced the fuse and used some contact cleaner on all the points. Let’s see if it works now.
We already did a piece on the Car Marty, but we take a brief look inside it in this video.
We take a look at a slightly out of time console by SSD Technologies that attempted to jump on the motion control bandwagon.