Friday Post: Joysticks

Hey All,

So, I’ve been looking at more joysticks, and I want to tell you about an experience I had with a cheap $15 Chinese joystick I imported.  I buy a lot of items from China.  This time it was a disaster.  I believe I ended up inadvertently getting a return rather than new stock, so I’m waiting for the vendor to explain the issue before I give up on them entirely (the other products I purchased were in good working order).

The joystick i purchased is supposed to be a Welcom WE-6200.  There are a lot of joysticks that look like this one, just browsing aliexpress will bring up dozens of similar products.

The one I received had:

  • solder on the underside,
  • a crack in the case that was “covered up” with sharpie
  • buttons that didn’t fit well.
  • mushy and sticking buttons
  • directly soldered connections rather than quick disconnects.

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Other than that, it does work.

PiPlay is coming along.  I’m finishing up the joystick config system.  I’ve add mednafen to the list of emulators.  I’ve done some code modifications to it to enable it to work on console with DISPMANX.

Have a good weekend all!




4 thoughts on “Friday Post: Joysticks

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  2. Has anyone tried the A-PAC yet ( with PiPlay yet? Mainly I’m hoping that the PiPlay (atleast the MAME fronted since I’ll likely be using it the most and may just try to boot straight into it) menus/game selection and in game controls would work using a PSP analog stick with the A-PAC. I’m trying to convert an old Street Fighter arcade piggy bank into a working arcade, and as you can see in I’m kind of limited in space on the control panel and I haven’t found a decent enough digital joystick that will fit in the area.

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