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Sideways Atari 5200 Controller


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I made this a while back and wanted to share. As you can see, I cut the joystick down to make it more of a thumb stick. Moved the pot wires so that vertical is horizontal, and horizontal is vertical. Twisted the flex circuit around to where the 5 and 8 buttons become the fire buttons and then painted them orange. Glued aluminum foil dots to all the button contacts. Overall, an easy mod, and a much more comfortable controller to use.





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