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Author Topic: CHEAP $2.99 USB gamepad - hack candidate?  (Read 1360 times)

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CHEAP $2.99 USB gamepad - hack candidate?
« on: January 31, 2006, 05:58:27 pm »
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=PCJOYPAD-BLU-N&cat=JOY&cpc=GAM

$2.99 if you buy it during the green light special.  4 way gamepad plus 10 independent (and recognized by winXP) buttons makes it a cheap 14-input USB gamepad hack candidate.  Looks to be at least as easy as a keyboard hack, although I haven't opened it up.

Or get two like I did for laptop travel mame satisfaction -or- to plug in for players 5 and 6 on Xmen when you normally have a quad control panel.

Recognized and all 10 buttons are independent, including SELECT and START (TURBO, SLOW, and CLEAR not recognized) under WinXP.  I will report on advj compatibility under linux soon.

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Re: CHEAP $2.99 USB gamepad - hack candidate?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 06:13:40 pm »
You can also use the hat to map buttons for a joystick.

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Re: CHEAP $2.99 USB gamepad - hack candidate?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006, 07:21:18 pm »
Geeks.com also has this USB mouse that is optomechanical (with a ball - not optical) - I am using it for a BYO hard drive spinner:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=BB-M1308&cat=MOU
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Re: CHEAP $2.99 USB gamepad - hack candidate?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2006, 08:06:56 pm »
I'm just wondering how shipping cost impacts the deal...
$6 for ground shipping, twice what the device costs if that's all you get. :(