Controller buttons not staying seated


#1

Hello everyone, my little girl took to the Piper Minecraft like a fish to water!

We’re having a wee bit of an issue with the controller buttons not staying seating in the breadboard.

Is there some clue I’m missing about how to get them to stay seated?


#2

Try taking a set of needle nose pliers and straighteninig the legs and see if that will help


#3

Kinda already have done that.

I’m not used to buying hardware bits. Are there better buttons I could buy? I can see this little computer is going to get a lot of use. :slight_smile:


#4

You could try these: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1010?gclid=CjwKCAiA4OvhBRAjEiwAU2FoJU6iAhV6cvAH6xXZCs5B0qayHvBoyyfgCkQiVyfY_RNQbi1v3ljSfRoCYA4QAvD_BwE
but if you look at them, they look a lot like the ones that come with the kit.

If you want a solid controler do a google search ‘rpi build a controler’ and take a look what people have done.

If I decided to make the buttons permanent, I’d probably get a blank PCB board and solder the switches to it and solder one end ot the wire to it.


#5

Chloe’s a bit frustrated that the “jump” button isn’t as responsive as a person could want - needs extra presses for it to register.

And I find the buttons tend to pop out of the board.

I’m sure I can figure something out. It’s just a matter of making time to figure it out.


#6

Hahaha! I say that all the time. When ever sI start to make progress cleaning my desk, three members of the family come to me with things that are broken and I end up further behind then when I started. I feel like every time I take one step up the hill, I slide back two. (grin)