The Atari 2600 Paddle controllers have been used in several games being a very popular accessory. Nevertheless in some countries they were never official released which make them rare and expensive items although they are very simple devices, nothing more than a potentiometer with a push button.
This project describes how to build a pair of such controllers using materials ready available in Electronics stores.
I've finished assembling a new pair of paddles for a friend. This time I have used the CR096/2 boxes.
Since the button tabs were missing (haven't noticed that at the electronics store) it was necessary to 3D print the replacement tabs. At least the box manufacturer website have engineering drawings with quotes, which made thing easy for me to draw the 3D model in sketchup.
The box have also a hole for a LED and the best way to fill this whole was using.... a LED!