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DDR board for the Dreamcast

Combust — Thu, 10/06/2010 - 2:02pm

Another (Completed!!) project is a DDR (Dance dance revolution) board for the Dreamcast.

DDR Board

I will let the pictures speak for themselves but it is made of MDF with thin aluminium sheet contact cemented down over the top, L-brackets and polycarbonate squares for the pads. Wiring it up was as easy as soldering to the correct buttons on the control pad.

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Nice one! angusgr — Fri, 11/06/2010 - 10:07am Nice one! What are the switch contacts on the pads made out of? Any problems with durability?

**The contacts are just micro switches**
*Combust — Tue, 15/06/2010 - 10:16am*
The contacts are just micro switches that are in contact with the polycarbonate squares. The mounting points for them are adjustable so you can minimise issues with timing.

All I can say is its solid. No problems with anything wearing out so far Smile

Plans/Parts pd12 — Tue, 22/06/2010 - 7:45pm Will you be posting the plans/parts that you used?

**I think ill be able to do**
*Combust — Wed, 23/06/2010 - 10:43am*
I think ill be able to do that. It was created by me so there are no plans as such but I can definately give dimensions and materials (And tips!). Give me a few days and ill get them together.

    **Few weeks, 3 months...**
    *Combust — Tue, 21/09/2010 - 10:24am*
    Few weeks, 3 months... hehe



    No dimentions yet but i have the following materials:

    MDF 200mm from memory = Bunnings

    Thin sheet aluminium (Thinner the better) = Bunnings

    L-Brackets (Shelf?) = Bunnings

    Microswitches = Jaycar

    Microswitch brackets = Scrap metal bent to a 'Z' shape

    Contact cement = Bunnings

        **Thank you!**
        *pd12 — Fri, 24/09/2010 - 1:27am*
        Cool, thanks!

        I'll put this into my list of projects to do =)