5200 Controller

Parts List:

Cable:  https://console5.com/store/neo-geo-aes-atari-5200-pc-controller-joystick-extension-cables-6-1-8m.html

Keypad:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-x-4-Matrix-Array-16-Keys-44-Switch-Keypad-Keyboard-Module-for-Arduino-/292157244585?hash=item4405edc4a9:g:eScAAOSwHLNZSGTI

Joystick:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00OS4U35G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

500k potentiometers:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/2Pcs-Mini-Pots-18mm-Split-Shaft-Audio-Taper-A500K-Electric-Guitar-Potentiometer-/192029611906?hash=item2cb5db5782:g:94kAAOSwZ8ZW4fY~

The 50K pots on the original joystick need to be replaced to be compatible with the 500K the 5200 is looking for.

Buttons:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-OBSF-30-Black-Sanwa-Arcade-Push-Buttons-US-Seller-/252983141830?epid=11002785669&hash=item3ae6f865c6:g:iJwAAOSwiQ9ZOyb6

Case:  http://www.simcobox.com/150×75-desktop-plastic-enclosure.html

Case, in grey:  http://www.ebay.com/itm/200mmx170mmx65mm-ABS-Plastic-Electronic-Project-Junction-Box-Enclosure-Case-/352093166680?hash=item51fa635c58:g:wHkAAOSw0j9ZSNvm

Look for a 200x170x65mm case.

Schematic:

 

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6 Responses to 5200 Controller

  1. David Vucetic says:

    Thank you so much for presenting this new alternative controller. I look forward to trying to make one for myself. Heck if I can do it successfully maybe I can make 4 since I own a 4 port. 😉

  2. Alex Melnyk says:

    Do you sell the larger controller also or just the jaguar type? I think its great that you did this,I dont want to buy an overpriced wico controller.How much is shipping to zip 48051 in michigan? I really like the jaguar controller and will be purchasing one.

  3. Matthew Jenkins says:

    Extremely cool project. I’d like to build something just like this so thank you for the schematic!

    One note – might help others in the future – you link to audio taper pots above. They should actually be linear, correct? Thanks.

    • admin says:

      The Audio taper was on purpose. The swing of the potentiometer is only 90 degrees or so a log or audio taper pot works better than linear. A normal linear pot expects a swings though 270 degrees. If you use a linear, you may need a 1K or higher, but I have not tried it.

  4. Matthew says:

    Thanks, I was wondering if that was intentional. Makes sense. I’ll try it with audio pots.

    Thanks for documenting your work. Not a lot of tech projects for the 5200. You and Scott Baker seem to be leading the pack, so I”m thankful to have some projects to try. Gracias!

    • admin says:

      As another 5200 project I am working on, I think I have cracked the mystery of how to use modern pot based controllers WITHOUT using audiuno or digital potentieters. I have it breadboarded, I wantto build it into a Jaguar controller before I release it to the world.

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