The point was saying there are options for making the specific plastic housing for the Atari style joystick. That's how the MIST ones were made. The price drops off if you go into bulk volume level stuff not just one-off cables otherwise you used the same plastic enclosure used by the RS-232 cables for 9-pin D-sub and the 9-pin D-sub connector. Then you get wires in bulk which can be used for all kinds of other electronic products as well. You can also steal the connector off an old 486 or something. The wire would be something like 18 to 22 gauge wire. Say: http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Belden-9577-9-Conductor-22-Gauge-SOLID-Unshielded-Cable-25-Foot-9C-22AWG/252197732889 That or http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-FT-18-Gauge-AWG-9-Conductor-Speed-Wire-Speaker-Trailer-100-Copper-Strands-/132122061799?hash=item1ec316abe7:g:6~oAAOSw4A5YnOXV Then you just need one of these: http://www.ebay.com/itm/DB9-female-9Pin-D-Sub-Connector-solderless-Terminal-Board-Plastic-Cover-screw-WB-/302270379788?epid=722080408&hash=item4660b7f70c:g:D7MAAOSw~oFXK5lm http://www.ebay.com/itm/DB9-female-9Pin-D-Sub-Connector-solderless-Terminal-Board-Plastic-Cover-screw-WB-/302270379788?epid=722080408&hash=item4660b7f70c:g:D7MAAOSw~oFXK5lm You could get ones where you need to solder with the housing but they tend to be in quantities of 5 or 10 or so on ebay so you would want cable with 9-conductors. You could use 10 conductor cables but one would be unused or something. Anyway, you have choices. Making it yourself is more expensive than the Chinese knockoffs but you can make multiples of high-quality connectors to sell as well, ready to be used and installed in joysticks that need rewiring. If you get sufficient volume, price would drop off a bit. > > On September 1, 2017 at 1:56 AM Anders Carlsson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > Wavestar Interactive wrote: > > > > > > All you need is a female DB-9 (9-pin D-sub) connector and wires and an > > outer rubber cord sleeve for the individual wires. Jameco and just about > > everyone supplying wires and other electronic parts have those parts. > > > > > > I must say that sounds like rather expensive cables, compared to the advice > to buy Chinese Genesis knockoff controllers. > > > > > > Also, there is 3d printing of the plastics stuff > > > > > > Oooh! That would make the cables even more expensive! I'm all for 3D > printing of items you can't find cheaper elsewhere or something you need > right now and where letting your supposedly available printer chugging along > for a few hours is faster than waiting for a delivery, but 3D printing > female DE9 connectors or just the housings sounds like turning a cheap > solution to replace old joystick cables into a rather expensive one. > > Best regards > > Anders Carlsson > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-09-02 02:00:08
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