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Upgrading an #xarcade tankstick.

A twitter thread interrupted by

Toilet breaks
Having to rotate the photos

get tooled up.

You won’t need more than a screwdriver, but it feels manly.

Upend the twin stick, remove the 6 feet, and make a note of the current loom. You won’t need to refer to it unless you have to reverse this.

Strip it all out. Use the screwdrive if necessary.

Study the USB converter mapping.

Panic about finding the best match for #JAMMA/#NeoGeo/#playstation

Give up on the idea of psx emulation on the #pandora and just wire up whatever there is.

Stop to watch the #F1 race because it’s been #redflagged

Wire up the #directions for #playerone


And spend the whole time worrying the wires are not long enough for decent placement of the PCB

Wire up the buttons.

ABCD / OX[]^
(E)L1/(F)R1 & L2/R2
Start & Select

Sacrifice L3/R3, find a hideyhole, and add a USB-A to USB-B cable

Test it? No, might as well do player two, while I’m here...

Wired up #playertwo

Wrote a long tweet

Accidentally deleted it, apparently.

Clean half the twin stick, it looks good in photos. As long as no one asks which half...

Make #batter for #ToadInTheHole

I’m not just trying to put off testing my new USB twin stick...

Oh, #dinner is ready...
Confirmation of that button layout for P1/P2

I've had a quick play, and #P1 layout has a sticky A button, that isn't registering. I'll have a look at that tomorrow.

#P2 layout is working fine. in the #JAMMA and #NeoGeo games at least. The "3D" games are a dead loss.

Maybe it's time to upgrade the #PandoraXIII?

This #RetroGaming lark is a doddle. Honestly...
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