Trackball and Spinner?

Kramdenfan

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After talking about building one for years, I just bought the plans today for my standup arcade but want to modify the control panel layout. Specifically, I'd like to add a trackball and spinner for Golden Tee and Arkanoid.
If I add both of these to the middle of the button layout in the plans' template, what will I need for additional hardware when connected to the CPU with the other buttons? Can they connect to the EasyGet controller (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAY9848/?coliid=I3BGRFGLHLBIYG&colid=1UO7J5NPYRYN5&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it) or will a new controller be needed? Any recommendations on trackballs and spinners?

I plan on having players 1 and 2 alternate use with them; not have a dedicated trackball and spinner for both.
 

Markeno

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If you are using Retropie, you would probably be looking for a USB Trackball. Then setup something like in this video:

It seems the spinner is a similar beast, but with one direction. So a USB Spinner. Or Spinner plus USB.

Spinner: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P5WJ7BC/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUFZOUo3MFRVQTZFM04mZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA0OTM0OTE2VjkxQ09IMjZQRVomZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDE5OTg3ODJUUU4zOU5YSk1DNTEmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWwyJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==

Apparenly the USB Interface for the Spinner or a Trackball >: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NKJ3SKH

Retropie info:

I have thought of these, but I personally haven't looked into them up to this point.
 

Kramdenfan

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Thanks for that info!
I ended up chatting with someone at tmolding.com, Rich, who was incredibly helpful! Rather than the EasyGet controller, I went with an I-PAC2 controller. All of my equipment should be in today - hoping to start the construction this weekend!
 
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