Apple ii plus secured joystick cable

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Apple ii plus secured joystick cable

Hi, just wanted to share an idea I did for a recently resurrected Apple ii plus joystick cable.

The cable I bought online that runs from the motherboard 16 pin IC socket to a DB9 out the back wasn't secured in any way. I was a bit worried about holding something in my hand that is mechanically connected to the motherboard without any strain relief. I looked at some options online but opted to make one instead.

So I purchased a 16 pin socket ribbon cable connector, ribbon cable, strain relief, and a db9 connector.

I also designed a clip for the back case:

Here's what it looked like printed:

And installed:

Now if I get over zealous on choplifter, I won't damage the board or adapter :)

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Nice

I like it!

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Very cool!

Thanks for sharing.  Are you going to post the 3D print files?

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Looks a lot like the metal

Looks a lot like the metal ones that were common back in the day.  But I think the non-concuctive plastic is probably better.

 

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3D file in STL format

File is attached - but pay close attention to your slicer. Mine was trying to fill the screw holes for some reason. I can muck with it some more if you have that problem.

 

Warby

 

Fileapple ii cable mount.stl

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Thanks for posting the file Warby.

I'll give it a shot.

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