Thanks for the input! I modeled the locations of the controls identically mainly for aesthetics, but also so I could move and replace the controls easily. That being said, the D-Pad and Analog stick are located based on my own foam mock-ups and ergonomic testing and they are equally easy to access. We'll see what it's like in the 3D print, but I'm confident... the shoulder buttons on the other hand...tyler335 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:26 amJust thinking about the positioning of the left joystick and D-pad. What systems do you plan on playing mostly? Most retrogames only support the D-pad. Even for the PS1, there are just a few games that use the joysticks. I would put what you think would be used more in the top circular area of the left side.
Anyway, this is a cool project. Can wait to see the build.
To answer your question, I built this off the OPi PC because I wanted to make use of its power to play N64 games like Jet Force Gemini (and mouse-based MS-DOS like King's Quest if possible). Sure I'll have Snes, Genesis, Gameboy etc, but it's largely an experiment to see how far I can push it...and as a design exercise for myself.