A few weeks ago I started another DIY project.
It started mainly to learn basic design skills in Fusion360 and to improve my 3D prints. Also I have to work with metal, design and use the soldering iron. Something, I don’t need in my normal life as a software developer.
This is the final desgin:
Since the whole thing was not planned as a highly professional game controller, I tried to get by with simple means.
The complete buttonbox, including the multidirectional switches, is completely 3D printed.
The throttle of an e-bike acts as throttle.
The main design problems were the idle-release button including the connection to the throttle and the 5 directional switch in the middle.
The templates for all switches were only 4 directional.
All parts in their final design printed:
Assembled and painted:
(Designing, printing, assembling, soldering was actually not a big problem, but I realized that I will not be a good painter in this life).
Assembeld with grip:
At the moment, I am in the process of soldering all buttons to a LeoBodnar board.
Goody: Detail shot of the idle-rel button mechanism: