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Gamepad (PC gaming joystick) made of old keyboard and household junk

Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household rubbish

This homemade product requires the following materials and tools:
– old keyboard;
– tact buttons;
– wires;
– plywood scraps;
– small screws;
– cardboard;
– putty for wood;
– PVA glue;
– soldering iron and accessories;
– screwdriver;
– jigsaw;
– manual jigsaw;
– screwdriver;
– glue gun.
First, let's disassemble the old “keyboard”.
Unscrew all the bolts from the bottom and the keyboard is easily separated.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk  Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk We only need a board from the keyboard.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Let's put all this aside for now and take a small piece of plywood.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household rubbish" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625837523_11.jpg"/> Let's prepare a template from cardboard.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Let's make markup on plywood using the template made.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household rubbishGamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Use sandpaper to remove any bumps and burrs.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk This is how the blank should look like.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Let's make a copy of the previous blank in the same way.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Step back 1 cm from the edge and apply the markings using a compass.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Let's drill a hole near the marking line, necessary for the jigsaw file to pass.
< img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household rubbish" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625837541_25.jpg"/> Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk  Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Next, cut out the inner part of the blank.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk
This is how it should look like.
[center ] Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk The two resulting blanks must be glued together.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household rubbish Apply glue
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Distribute the glue evenly over the surface.
Gamepad (PC gaming joystick) made of old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Firmly press the parts together.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk After the glue has dried and a good connection, we will sandpaper it.
< a href = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-07/1625837563_41.jpg" rel = "prettyPhoto">Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Let's prepare thin plywood
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk According to the previously made markings (according to the shape of the manufactured part) with a hand jigsaw (carefully, since the plywood is thin), we will cut the cover.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk This is what we should get.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Attach a cover on the main body part.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboards and household junk Drill the mounting holes with a thin drill.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk In the course of work, screw the screws into the holes to avoid displacement.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household trash Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk After fixing the cover, we will carry out finishing.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Cut out the template in the form of a cross.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Apply on the left side and do the markup.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk Then we will make this template with six even cuts in the form of circles.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Let's make the markup on the right side.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Approximate appearance of the future joystick.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk We will make indentations according to the marking without applying great efforts (there should be no through holes).
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Next, we make holes through our recesses with a small drill.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk In the upper part and on the front side of the case we will also drill two through holes.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish And finally, let's get down to electronic stuffing.
Let's disassemble old unnecessary electronics and find boards with tact buttons.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Solder the buttons we need from the boards.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk Solder two wires to all buttons.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk We will install buttons in the recesses of the case, pulling the wires into the through holes and glue them on the back with hot glue.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Sand the surface.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk For aesthetics, paint the case.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Let's go back to the board removed from the keyboard.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Unsolder” dear “cable.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk We also solder one LED and solder the wires to it.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from the old keyboard and household junk Install the LED into the hole on the front side of the case, it can be additionally fixed hot glue.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk  Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk We pull the usb cable through the hole on top.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Take the board from the “keyboard” and solder the LED, observing the polarity.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish We solder the wires from the usb cable according to the indicated scheme.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk  Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk Then, after a careful examination of the tracks, we will determine the contacts of the game buttons.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish We clean the contacts we need on the board.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk We solder wires to the contacts from the corresponding buttons on the future gamepad.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household rubbish Place everything in the case, close the lid.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Gamepad (game joystick for PC ) from an old keyboard and household junk And now our magnificent device is ready.
Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from an old keyboard and household rubbish Turn on your favorite toy and test it.
 Gamepad (game joystick for PC) made of old keyboard and household junk Gamepad (game joystick for PC) from the old keyboard and household junk According to the author of the homemade product, everything works fine, although I'm not sure about it, so how the usb cable was soldered directly to the board where the ps/2 cable used to be, and they differ in some functions, who thinks what is why, write in the comments.
But do not rush to get upset, because the device has the right to life with some additions or changes, otherwise I would not publish it, namely: the use of a special adapter from ps/2 to usb, good now on “Alik” (AliExpress ) everything is on sale, or you can use a board from a usb keyboard in this homemade product.

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