Looking for some help with the new Gamerfinger Optical Joystick


#1

I was wondering if anyone has installed one on the new TE2? And if so could you please go through the steps needed to do so?
link: http://www.focusattack.com/gamerfinger-optical-joystick-pcb-for-sanwa-jlf-joystick/


#2

There are directions listed on the page you linked to. Is there something more specific you need help with?


#3

I’m interested in trying this out too and found this thread looking for information. So has anyone installed it in a TE2?

on the FA site it says ‘‘Its 5-volt conversion is compatible with Playstation 2™, Playstation 3™, Microsoft Xbox360™ and Sega Dreamcast.’’ Is it also compatible with PS4? (sorry I really don’t know much about electrical components).

I’ve been modding for a few months now but this would be the first time I have to solder anything…


#4

It’ll work fine on PS4 since it uses USB which is 5v.


#5

With a few exceptions (such as Sony brand PlayStation Controllers) most controllers run on +5 volts.
Coming into the arcade controller is 5 volts from the USB. If you look where the red wire from the USB connects to the board inside is the first place most people get their +5 volts from.

Yes I said it as +5 volts as -5 volts does exist (you see it for example on Jamma boards) but for our purposes when it comes to arcade controls we don’t need to worry about it.


#6

I’ve got a question:
I know that you have to solder the wires to the pcb for it to work. However, can you solder the wires to a 5-pin plug that you can put into any TE stick PCB or any other JLF stick PCB?


#7

It comes with an adapter so you can do that, but you still need to put the VCC wire somewhere from the Gamerfinger PCB


#8

I’m thinkin of getting it but does this work on ps2? (3.3v) It says its multi voltage but I just want to confirm since the original Spark made by toodles and the ASCII optical had some problems on PS2.


#9

The original version of the spark didn’t work but later revisions did
If you have a optical board that uses only 3.3v you could try to use a DC-DC converter board to boost the voltage back to 5 volts.
No guarantees though


#10

Yeah I tried the Dc-dc converter but no dice. I know the spark ce works on all systems but it’s like almost twice the price.


#11

Its worth it. Toodles’ craftsmanship is no joke.