Sunday, November 30, 2008

Home made arcade style joystick - Tools and jigs needed

3. Tools and Jigs

So many tools were used to make this joystick! @.@ Luckily my dad has most of them at home, especially the power tools like the Bosch jig saw and drillers. Really saved my day!

Clockwise from top-left:
Misc tools like hacksaw, chisel and mallet, plastic scriber, etc; power drill to cut the holes for the buttons; jig saw to cut the wood to size; a less powerful drill for drilling small holes.

Clockwise from top-left:
24mm and 30mm hole saws for cutting the holes for the buttons; various drill bits for drilling of holes; countersunk screws; countersunk drill bit for concealing the countersunk screws.

Tools used for soldering of wires to the PCB, crimping of connectors to the wires.

Just look at the sheer amount of tools needed...-__-

With all the tools and jigs available, it is time to make the joystick!

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