Build your own classic arcade game controller! Perfect for a retro arcade game console such as RetroPie.
There are a number of arcade joystick “kits” available from eBay and others, direct from China for cheap. I purchased the kit pictured above from Banggood for $18.20 with free shipping. The kit I used can be found by searching for “Game DIY Arcade Set Kits Replacement Parts USB Encoder to PC Joystick and Buttons”. Higher quality components can also be found elsewhere, e.g., Adafruit.
download the files on: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1481429
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!