Making Analog Stick

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Windaga, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Windaga
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    Another member of 8thalga and I are making replacement analog stick covers for our PSP's. (Mine broke, and he just wants to replace his) I'm posting here to ask for a few suggestions:

    What material do you think we should use? It's just the cover itself - so it's the top and the bottom. There aren't any wires or anything involved, so keep that in mind when suggesting. He has a glass chess set, and we were thinking of using the bottoms of some of the pieces to make them. Another idea of mine was to use a hard rubber base, but it'd be pretty hard to find.

    We can't use anything that'll crumble, so clay is out, unless it's hardened. What do you guys think?
     
  2. Jamstruth

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    Would have to say that glass is a terrible idea. Its heavy and liable to shattering.

    Rubber is the best option to me. It'll add grip to the stick and should be (relatively) easy to carve out a slot for the analog nub to go into.
     
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    I'm not sure if you've ever seen/touched a Monaco smoked glass chess piece, but it's partly hollow and it's a very light material, and there's no way it can shatter unless it's dropped from a large height (and even then, it would most likely break into larger chunks, it wouldn't shatter.) You're thinking of window/decorative or building glass - this is craft glass. It's made for constant use and play, and it's very durable. I wouldn't have considered using it if it were going to break or shatter in the process of cutting it, let alone through constant use of the product.

    I have a block of craft rubber which I'll probably use to start out with, but I'm not sure if I like the feel of it. It'll be a bit too clammy.
     
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