Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

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Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by cheshirenoir » Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:18 am

So, if, like me, you have tried using DuPont connectors to connect your home brew joystick / keyboard adapter to your Creativision, you've probably found the connection less than perfect.
WHen I last opened up one of the controllers, I looked inside the connector end and thought "that looks suspiciously like a standard connector I can source from my local electronics hobbyist store" and sure enough, it is!
It's a 10 pin 2.54mm (0.1") pitch crimp header / housing.
https://www.jaycar.com.au/10-pin-0-1-he ... h/p/HM3410
https://www.altronics.com.au/p/p5480-ou ... p-housing/
https://au.element14.com/multicomp/mc34 ... %20housing
I bought some and they're a perfect fit. The slide on and off, without forcing but aren't loose in the fitting.
I'll fire up the OpenSCAD and design a 3D printed housing to mimic the official ones on the real joysticks.

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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by Scouter3d » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:32 am

Yeah! Great! looking forward!
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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by cheshirenoir » Sat Nov 13, 2021 11:47 am

Scouter3d I was going to target ribbon cable coming out the back. Is that preferred by you or would you prefer me to source some 10 strand cable instead?

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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by Scouter3d » Sat Nov 13, 2021 1:52 pm

Hi Chesh,

i would preferr ribbon cable...

cheers, TOM:0)
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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by cheshirenoir » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:08 am

Ribbon cable it is :-)
(It's what I prefer)
OK version 0.1 has been designed and printed and mostly worked? I need to scale up some parts minutely and other parts down. I have to add holes got fasteners and the like but for a first attempt? It worked well enough. The print also failed due to an adhesion issue. Still working on that.

This is very optimised for resin printers, as that's what I have :-)
Once I'm done I'll dump them all on github and you can remix to your heart's content.
IMG_20211114_180014.jpg
IMG_20211114_180003.jpg
I'll do another revision later this week if I get a chance.
(Print time is about an hour)

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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by Scouter3d » Sun Nov 14, 2021 1:26 pm

:D :D :D :D :D Perfect :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by cheshirenoir » Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:01 am

Been working on a new version.
I don't have it quite right yet but we're getting there.
DSCF2580[1].jpg
I'm having adhesion problems with the overhangs. I might try printing it at an angle.
DSCF2579[1].jpg
The big change (Other than fixing some clearance issues) for this one is the mounting holes. It's designed so you can use an M3 tap to put a thread into the upper half and it'll hold together quite nicely.

I'll keep working on it until I can get a useable model.
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Re: Correct connector for CreatiVision replacement keyboard / joysticks

Post by Scouter3d » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:50 pm

nice!
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