EDIT reworded some thoughts.
Has anyone ever thought to solder some 3.5mm headphone jacks on to their wires to make hardware re assignable buttons?
Seems like a great option for tooless button reassignment (providing you an easy entry like a magnetic back on your joystick).
Currently I’ve got some quickconnects on the buttons but they sure are stubborn to get off. Very stubborn.
The quick connects and the plastic PCB board connects take a LOT of wiggling and pressure to get off.
It would be a really cool feature to have on a custom joystick I think, dynamic reassignment at the hardware level.
Perfect for indie/doujin PC games that don’t allow button reassignment.
This is mostly a question for people who use the Zero Delay encoders maybe it could be applied to a common ground too but you don’t have isolated wiring for those.
So how does this look?
You can get bundles of 3.5mm extension cords super cheap on eBay and you get both ends this way.
Those usually have 2 wires, one you can use for power, the other for ground.
Sure many games let you reconfigure the buttons, but if you’re making a joystick it might be pretty badass to have this level of customization.
Welcoming other ideas, those quick connects just are a real pain and this seems a lot cleaner once done.