Make your own drawing board from an old joystick

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Most geek shacks of any size will have a box containing one to infinity’s worth of old joysticks lying around. Like most obsolete tech, they cost a lot at the time and the brain doesn’t want to concede their comparative worthlessness now, no matter how weird the old connector looks compared to sleek, modern USB or FireWire. Zedomax has a DIY allowing you to turn those old junky joysticks into drawing board controllers in five minutes (provided you have a circuit board and an LCD lying around… though I do have that dead Powerbook I also don’t want to concede is now worthless…) [GT]

HOWTO Make a Digital Drawing Board with an old joystick in 5 minutes! [at Zedomax]

Gabrielle Taylor