cab-dustycloset Posted August 7, 2021 Share Posted August 7, 2021 Always want to play Centipede, Marble Madness, Missile Command and other Arcade legacy games in the 80's like equipment? I started building an Arcade Spinner from ideas from YouTube, and was able to play Atari Tempest like in the Arcade. I always wondered about a Trackball, if it was possible without going top dollar from Ultimarc or SuzoHapp. I was able to source a 3" Trackball from RetroArcade.us (non P/S 2 model $20-30 cheaper) through Amazon, and revised my code to work with an Android micro-controller. It was a fun little project. If there are any other Adventurous Gamers out there and a little handy with their hands, I have a Github page walking you through the process. https://craigb-spinner.github.io/Arcade-Trackball/ I have various code configurations with 10 Buttons, or stripped down to NO Buttons. Yes, just the Trackball acting like a USB mouse in MAME. (RetroPie or PC) I sourced box parts from a local surplus store and century old wood from my parents basement. Electrical/Electronics from local surplus store, and remaining Electronics store and finally Amazon. The Trackball works great in RetroPie!!! Game On! Craig Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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