+pboland Posted October 30, 2020 Share Posted October 30, 2020 Major Havoc uses a unique roller controller and that controller is quite expensive to obtain. Using what I've learned from my Cyclone Spinner project, I decide to take a stab at a "cost effective" USB roller controller in the style of Major havoc. I'm still tweaking the dimensions a little, but this is the design I came up with. It uses a skateboard wheel (70 mm dia. x 51 mm long). Again, this is meant as a cost effective type controller and not a true reproduction of the original. With that in mind my controller will be made of mainly 3D printed parts and because of the way I'm making this, back lighting the wheel isn't planned. As to the sizing of the roller, it's close to the original, but not exactly the same (I didn't want to have to make/cast custom rollers). I am trying to make the mounting close to original, but of course that's a little hard to find. I did come across an image that had some dimensions on it and decided to run with that. Here's the mounting I'm going to be using for my roller controller: The pictured unit above is actually my second go at this. I'm getting ready to put this unit through some testing. I've decided to mount this controller in a storage box (just like my Cyclone controller) for testing. Here's what that looks like: Not only should this controller be good for playing Major Havoc via emulation, but it should work really good for games like Breakout & Arkanoid as well. More to come... 14 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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