"Arcade" thumbstick


#1

Has anyone tried using this thing yet?
It looks like a PS d-pad, I’m wondering if I could make some kind of custom controlpad from it…
http://www.arcadeshop.de/Joysticks-Thumbstick-yellow_452.html


#2

lol first time i’ve seen that kind of thing before.


#3

Interesting. That ought to shut up the people who ask for a dpad and arcade buttons.


#4

This “D-pad” looks like it’ll end up doing something FIERCE to your thumb after a while of playing…


#5

man thats soo cool

thats so true

specially the tekken people playing Sf4


#6

WTF? That looks like it would be awkward as hell.


#7

Put it far enough left on the case and you could theoretically grip your four fingers on the side and use your thumb to move it. It might work…


#8

That’s what I’m thinking, too. A kind-of hybrid pad (left side) + stick (right side), using 24mm buttons.
Possibly non-flat, too.

I’ll see if I can hack it all together.


#9

Pretty neat.


#10

I’d assume this type of thing would be held like a pad, if so how would you possibly press 3 buttons at a time? Unless the button layout is layed out like on a traditional pad with shoulder buttons. Then it seems kinda pointless IMO.


#11

if u could fit that into a 360 control ill buy one and try it lol cant be as bad as the 360 dpad


#12

kind of hits “thumbstick” on the nose as a definition :stuck_out_tongue:

exactly what i’m thinking. i wonder what the shipping cost to the US would be.

how much is that price in USD?


#13

you’d probably have to gut it or something, the dpad in the 360 does not use microswitches or any connecting wires at all. and it is horrible, the mod helps a little bit though if you haven’t tried it.


#14

I have one
bad diagonals work for me how 4-way pad


#15

Thats right and the yellow top is too large to be a dpad: 36 mm (1.417 ") diameter.


#16

Your hand would have to float above the stick from what I can see, you can’t wrap the rest your hand around the stick or you’d have to lay it flat. Seems pretty awkward.


#17

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