space invaders joystick

This was an interesting one, I bought two of these Space Invaders (plus a few more titles) TV games systems from a car boot sale. It turned out that one of them was dead. So rather waste what was a surprisingly good joystick, I decided to turn it into a USB Joystick.

To improve its usability I added some additional buttons I had lying around and with the addition of a hacked PCB from a Retro SNES controller the Joystick was born! 8 buttons of goodness! Nice on emulation as you can set the two top buttons as start and coin and the rear buttons for pinball games.

Tested to be compatible with PC, MAC and RetroPie.

The TV game before conversion:

The converted stick: