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Custom restrictor plates for arcade joysticks

The joysticks I got for my arcade cabinet ( were fine, but I wasn’t entirely happy with the restrictor plates that came with it. They worked fine in 4-way mode, but the 8-way mode was simply a square and that doesn’t work nicely in most circumstances.

So I was looking around for replacement plates (preferably ones with octagons or maybe even smarter restriction holes), but couldn’t really find any. And then I realized I have an f’in 3d-printer.

So I took out one of the existing plates, measured it, and fired up openscad to create new ones.

If you want to build it or see more pictures, you can get it at thingiverse

I’m starting to worry, I may run out of things to tweak on my cabinet soonish. Then what will I do with it.