DIY Arcade Joystick Kit

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This kit includes all the components you need to build your very own arcade-style controller, including a high-quality joystick, buttons and all the wiring and hardware required for assembly. Whether you're a seasoned gamer or just looking for a fun project to tackle, this kit is the perfect choice to get your maker game on! 

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Arcade Joystick
  • 1 x USB Encoder
  • 1 x 5pin Cable for Joystick
  • 5 x Small buttons
  • 8 x Big buttons
  • 13 x Wires for Buttons
  • 1 x Make: Arcade Sticker 
  • 1 x Project Booklet
  • Use the box as the controller base!
  • Resources



  • Updated board includes MODE, TURBO and CLR buttons for mode switching, continuous firing and clearing continuous firing.

  • Joystick can be freely switched between 8 way and 4 way by rotating the octagonal restrictor plate. Clockwise rotate it 90° for 8 way, and counterclockwise rotate it 90° for 4 way.

  • Easy installation, no soldering needed. Zero delay arcade USB encoder with USB cable and wires.

  • Supports Raspberry Pi 1/2/3 with RetroPie Systems, Arduino and all Window Systems

  • Microswitch reliability tested to 1,000,000 cycles 

eBook Bundle Option - Build, Hack, Craft, Make and Play Your Own Games!

Unleash your creativity with this treasure trove of knowledge from the organization behind Make: magazine and Maker Faire, and learn how to use this knowledge to turn your game ideas into a reality and a microcontroller into a DIY arcade.

Downloadable PDF bundle features these Make: book titles:

  • Make: Fusion 360 for Makers
  • Make: Getting Started with Sensors
  • Make: Sensors
  • Make: Making Things Smart
  • Make: Learn Electronics with Arduino
  • Make: Lego and Arduino Projects
  • Make: Linux for Makers
  • Make: Action
  • Make: FPGAs
  • Make: Bluetooth
  • Make: Making Things See
  • Make: JavaScript Robotics
  • Make: Minecraft for Makers
  • Make: Fun!
  • Plus 18 Make: Magazine back issues featuring electronics, fabrication, programming, crafting, hacking and DIY gaming tips, tricks, projects and hacks!


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