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VOOT arcade stick pics

Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 15:22

Here are some pics of the various parts of the VOOT arcade sticks.
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VER.5.2 panel (bottom)
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stick grip (assembled)
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stick grip (open)
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turbo/weapon PCB (top and bottom)
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stick grip (detailed)
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restrictor plate (top and bottom)
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top plate (top and bottom)
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base unit (top, without top plate)
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installed shaft (note: top plate installed but not screwed in)
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base unit (bottom, without restrictor plate)
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Re: VOOT arcade stick pics

Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 15:22

A few more...
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base (bottom, with restrictor plate)
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stick installed
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Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 15:22

More pics.
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Post by Testament/Seven7 » 31 Mar 2009, 15:27

o.o

*drools* *dies*

Sorry, love stuff like this, well, technology in general, and stuff like this too.

>.>

<.<

You might know that by now of course...
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Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 15:44

Testament/Seven7 wrote:Sorry, love stuff like this, well, technology in general, and stuff like this too.
Me, too. One cool thing to notice is that the stick grip and button PCB are identical to the Saturn and DC Twin Sticks (besides color). :)
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Post by Testament/Seven7 » 31 Mar 2009, 15:48

MentholMoose wrote:
Testament/Seven7 wrote:Sorry, love stuff like this, well, technology in general, and stuff like this too.
Me, too. One cool thing to notice is that the stick grip and button PCB are identical to the Saturn and DC Twin Sticks (besides color). :)

O.o Oh Geez, I just now noticed that thing...

I was looking for where the microswitches mounted ^^;;;;
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Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 16:00

If anyone wants any additional pics or information, post here and I'll try to accomodate the request. Also, if anyone knows where to buy these sticks new, please tell me!
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Post by somepunk » 31 Mar 2009, 18:32

well done, mate!

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Post by MentholMoose » 31 Mar 2009, 19:35

somepunk wrote:well done, mate!

Those are where it's at!
Yes! Now if I can just obtain more of these...
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Post by Davo87 » 10 Apr 2009, 04:47

Another image that gives the shudders.
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http://www.gaforum.org/showthread.php?t=186086&page=7

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My god, what is that thing??
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Post by Testament/Seven7 » 10 Apr 2009, 17:27

somepunk wrote:My god, what is that thing??
I think it's supposed to be a poor man's twinstick for the 360.

Looks like it'll break if you "Look" at it the wrong way, or breathe on it, or if it starts to exist in some way....
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Post by MentholMoose » 11 Apr 2009, 22:29

Testament/Seven7 wrote:
somepunk wrote:My god, what is that thing??
I think it's supposed to be a poor man's twinstick for the 360.

Looks like it'll break if you "Look" at it the wrong way, or breathe on it, or if it starts to exist in some way....
Even if it works I'm not sure it would be usable, since crouching looks difficult if not impossible!
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Re: VOOT arcade stick pics

Post by graefocs » 28 May 2009, 19:13

MentholMoose,

Thanks for the pics!

Do you know if those are Happ parts in that thing? Or Sega custom stuff? I've been kinda contemplating building my own from scratch, as a side hobby...

And sorry if this is a noob question, but are these sticks 8-way or 4-way? I can't seem to ever tell the difference because both styles use 4 switches, as far as I am aware.

Also, would you happen to know if it's possible to mod a Dreamcast/Sega Twin Stick and replace all the parts with Happ/Sanwa/Seimitsu parts?
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Post by MentholMoose » 29 May 2009, 13:22

graefocs wrote:Do you know if those are Happ parts in that thing? Or Sega custom stuff?
They are definitely not Happ. There is no manufacturer info stamped on anything, so I think the VOOT sticks are all Sega.
graefocs wrote:are these sticks 8-way or 4-way?
It's 8-way, with a rectangular restrictor plate.
graefocs wrote:Also, would you happen to know if it's possible to mod a Dreamcast/Sega Twin Stick and replace all the parts with Happ/Sanwa/Seimitsu parts?
The DC Twin Sticks actually already use Seimitsu parts. The sticks are a variation of the LS-56-01 joystick. Forum member Jumbo has some LS-56-01 spare parts on order from Seimitsu and is going to report on compatibility soon.
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Post by Testament/Seven7 » 29 May 2009, 13:33

To add to that, I imagine the size of happ parts would make it difficult, if not imposable to mod into already existing twinsticks.


I imagine sanwa parts arn't out of the question.
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Post by MentholMoose » 29 May 2009, 14:23

Yeah, Sanwa makes some joysticks that should work:
http://www.sanwa-d.co.jp/p_joy-stick4.htm

This forum thread actually has some info on building custom Twin Sticks with the Sanwa parts:
http://dreamcast.onlineconsoles.com/php ... hp?p=72208
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Post by Testament/Seven7 » 29 May 2009, 14:44

MentholMoose wrote:Yeah, Sanwa makes some joysticks that should work:
http://www.sanwa-d.co.jp/p_joy-stick4.htm
Yeah, but at roughly $85 a stick, it's not exactly cost-effective.

I'd probrably be much cheaper, and easier (arguably) to purchase some regular sanwa or simetsu joysticks and mod then with grip-handles. There's a website that sells hollowed shafts for specific joysticks made by the two companies.

What was it again? ^^;;;;;;;;;;;;
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Post by MentholMoose » 29 May 2009, 15:03

Yeah, the Sanwa sticks definitely are not cheap!
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Post by graefocs » 29 May 2009, 22:06

thanks for the links!

i'm very interested in doing this. the sanwas are way pricey tho.

also, i'm totally clueless as to how i would create the enclosure. i get the feeling that neither happs nor sanwas will fit inside the DC case... and I'm not sure where to purchase just a hori box.

i think the happ trigger sticks might also come out cheaper. I get the feeling you can just purchase on of those 8-way happ sticks, and swap out the handle with their trigger handles -- i might be wrong.

http://www.happ.com/joysticks/95006500x.htm
Trigger stick part's list. You probably don't want to buy the whole thing since it's analog and very expensive. But then again, I don't exactly know how the wiring of the 2 buttons on each handle get fed down the shaft... this exploded view doesn't exactly show it and i wouldn't know if the standard 8-way sticks will allow this.

http://www.happ.com/joysticks/competition_joy_e.htm
happ 8-way competition stick
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