saboteur posted on Mar 20 2006 at 11:00 AM said:Radek - yet more sterling work - once this is completed I think u should be elevated to 'godhood' status.
I think the "Guru" is more than enough...
(I was surprised actually)
saboteur posted on Mar 20 2006 at 11:00 AM said:Probably a stoopid question, but could u not stick 8 'pads' under the dpad and attach them to the existing GP2X control points and not use your circuit ?.
I'll get me coat.
No because you would sacrifice the precission that way.
(and got not unsimilar problems what we have now)
More isn't alway better and when you have only 4 switches then you simply can not have more than 8 direction (ordinals plus diagonals). It is actually big plus because games are expecting just these 8 direction. Therefore it's very important to have a controller what has mechanical limitation of only 8 directions and it can be done using exactly 4 switches.
The converter circuit will not be really any big deal for you. It's easy to connect (and I will make it even easier), consumes very little power (no measurable effects on batteries), fits inside GP2x without problem and can be even smaller.
(I'm constantly looking at improving it - when I will get more chips I will experiment further).
The major problem is now assembling the actual dpad (actually I have one done in half) and make it elegant enough. Then are few small thing that should be improved as well (the connectors for wiretapping for an example).
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