Saturday, December 9, 2006

Joystick + Video... Now on Ebay.

"Now, be the first on your block planet to own your very own functional joystick for the Nintendo Wii!"
- Albert Einstein

As we can see. Albert Einstein was truly a man ahead of his own time. Yes, the joystick is up on ebay. Notice the subtle message on my first post hinting that this holy grail joystick would be available? Eh eh? Pretty trixy I bet your thinking. So please help pay for my soul surgery by bidding on the joystick.

But actually, I'm a little bit more generous than that. Really, I owe a lot to my School's robotics team as that's really were I developed an interest for wood and metal working. And since entering annually into the FIRST robotics tournament ( costs us 6 grand for basic entry fee and then another 5 grand for nationals, and about twice that to build our robot, we're desperately in need of money. Thus, half the profits I make from this sale will be donated to our Robotics Team. 604 FTW.

Ah yes, so I suppose I should answer some questions about the joystick:

  • Yes, I did make the joystick.
  • It is made out of wood, but the paint makes it feel almost like plastic.
  • The parts are all Sanwa parts (most popular arcade parts manufacturer in Japan).
  • The Joystick has an octagonal gate on it, but I can change it to square if I feel that masochistic urge overcome me.
  • There are 8 full digital buttons mapped to A B X Y L R (on top) start Z (on back) ignore the fact that the video says there are 7. It lies.
  • The bottom is metal covered with felt, the entire Joystick weighs about 10 pounds.
  • Cable has been extended to about 12 feet which is plenty long enough.
  • Joystick functions for all Gamecube games that take digital input (Ikaruga, CVS2, fire emblem, etc), all N64 games that take digital input (are there any on VC right now?), all SNES, NES, Genesis, PCFX, and other non-analog VC titles (which means basically, all VC titles except N64 ones...)

So as promised, here is the video of the joystick in action. pardon me for messing up on the lighting and pardon me even more for sucking balls at Wario Woods and CVS2 and finally, flog me for being ugly.

Finally, I'm thoroughly disappointed that no one has contacted me about sending me a free classics controller.


Anonymous said...

I got a question. You say on your eBay about the joystick being able to be used for Metal Slug Anthology. Are you sure that it is able to be used for this? I found a video of the 6 different Wiimote controls for MSA and at no point did they say you could also use the GC controller. If you heard otherwise, please inform me. Also, i don't know what you meant by "Finally, I'm thoroughly disappointed that no one has contacted me about sending me a free classics controller." but I do have a classic controller for the Wiimote, if that is what you are refurring to. I would possibly consider a deal for the joystick by trading a classic controller and some money for it. Contact me at Thx.

ProjectWonderland said...

The joystick is on ebay, so if you want it, you'll naturally have to bid on it :). But anyways, my reference to a classics controller alludes to my very first post, where I asked anyone to send me a free classics controller :P. It was a joke really.

ProjectWonderland said...

Ah, though I haven't tried myself, the wikipedia (along with other sources) for MSA says that it is compatible for gamecube.

""GameCube Controller" - Gamecube controller connected to Wii, used for a more traditional control style."

Anonymous said...

Yeah, i just rewatched the video from the link off the Wikipedia for it, and for about a split second as they are changing through the control schemes, it shows Gamecube Controller as a control type. Its at 2:54. Here, i posted a pic showing it.

Thanks for the clarification!

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