In my previous article on making an arcade-controller, I was thinking about using an Arduino development-board to register the button presses. Turns out one can easily modify an USB game-controller for the task. By looking at the picture you could argue that my soldering skills still aren’t the best, but I think I did a pretty good job. 😛
I soldered plugs on the little board, so I can easily remove the buttons from it, and to be able to recycle both for other projects. On all the female ends of the plugs I have put some tape with the number of the key they represent in Windows. I will daisy-chain the wires in my next soldering project, because now all the wires are a bit tangled.
Next up is making a box for the board and the buttons.