+adamchevy Posted November 29, 2018 Share Posted November 29, 2018 (edited) Hello all, I would like to create a new Vectrex controller similar to the pictures you see above. I have been a machinist for almost 10 years at the end of 2018. I have made one other small project, the brass Hex Discs for the CX-10 controllers. I wish the lathes where I work were slower so I had some time to make some more of those. I’m going to have to wait until Christmas break it looks like. Anyway, I have been interested in making a Vectrex controller for a few years now. If I am to make one similar to the one above I will need someone who owns one to get me some dimensions. I can get pretty close by looking at pictures, but I am also open for some discussion on what the community would like to change about it. I like to see improvement when making new things. I am open to the idea of different materials being used like brass, or some grade of stainless steel. Probably not titanium though, it’s very expensive to purchase and machine. Realistically aluminum is probably the best material. It’s the best for price and ease of machining. We could look into going with a different alloy like 7075. It is much stronger. I will be able to do all of the required machining and anodizing, but I am not a capable Electronics person. I would need someone else to provide support on that. I am ofcourse open to any ideas of what should be included on that end. Most of all I want something that looks great, and functions well. I’m not interested in going much past an overall cost of $150 per controller shipped. Unless someone can provide some very good reasons. I also don’t want to rush into this. I want to make sure this is something that people actually will want. I look forward to any and all feedback. Edited November 29, 2018 by adamchevy 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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