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So, I picked up an Atari Flashback 2 the other day, and was thinking I could rig it up as something of an oldschool arcade-esque game table, complete with arcade sticks. Looking at the specs and pinouts of the controllers, and having disected one, it looks pretty doable.


I then did some reading about the paddles, which also look pretty rigable (just looks like a rheostat connected to a few of the pins unused in the normal controllers, with the button wiring left as it is. The thing is though, I cant seem to find any information about the rating of the rheostat. Just guessing the part could end up with a paddle that only moves halfway, or one thats overtly tight (quarter turn makes the paddle max out)). I was wondering if anyone here knew where I could find the information I'm after.


Thing I might also take a look at the power/reset/difficulty buttons, and see if I couldn't through switches on the top of the game table (for ease of op).


Anyways, any suggestions/information would be awesome. Thanks.

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Scroll down to the bottom of Step 4. There's a nice pen-on-napkin schematic for how to wire up your paddle. You'll need a 1 Megaohm potentiometer and a .068 uF capacitor (actually, I think the capacitor is already in the system and you just need the potentiometer hooked up.)

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