Making your own gameboard remote controller tutorial

Here’s a little tutorial to make your own remote controller. It’s a cheap and easy tutorial, wich will improve a lot the gameplay of your miniature football gameboard.

Material needed :


  • a gameboard with integrated remote controller plug
  • an old big tube of aspirine
  • a ON/OFF switch (you can buy it in an electronic store or recycle one you’ll find on an old electrical device)
  • a 3.5″ jack male plug (or any type of plug compatible with your board remote controller plug).
  • a electric cable (not too short to lose the interest of a remote controler, not too long to put your feet in !)
  • a hot glue pistol
  • solding tools
  • a bit of plasticard
  • glue compatible with plastic (optionnal)

DISCLAIMER : That tutorial worked on MY board (low voltage, DC power). It’s reserved for dc powered boards, with integrated remote controller optional plug, with low voltage and low power ONLY.

If your board is AC power with high voltage and/or  high power (“high” means with possible danger), or even DC power with potential dangerous power, DO NOT TRY TO FOLLOW THAT TUTORIAL.

I do not guarantee it will work on other boards. WARNING with electricity and soldering. If you do’nt know how to do, don’t do it. If you don’t know electricity and your boards specifications, do not do it. If you decide to do it :  make it at your own risks. It’s a work reserved for adults only, on their own risk. We cannot be responsible for any problem.

First step :

First, remove the cap of the aspirin tube, and cut a piece of plasticard (you can use an old credit or parking card, for exemple, if you don’t have any modelling plasticard available) to make a new round cap.

Then, make an hole in it, matching your switch size. Now clip the switch on the plasticard card, and solder the wires on the switch, like on the picture.

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Step 2 :

Now, drill a hole in the aspirin tube. Pass the electric cable in it.

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Then, once it’s done, put a little spot of hot glue in the inner back of it, so the electric cable will not move when you’ll manipulate the remote controller :

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Step 3 :

Now it’s time to seal the remote controller. Since we secured the electric cable, and made a good soldering on the switch, we can definitly seal it…It will be easier.

So first glue the plastic cap with the switch on the aspirin tube with a small bit of glue compatible with plastic. You can also use some hot glue (it ‘s what I did), but when you’ll finally seal it, the big amount of hot glue you’ll put on risks to remove the first glueing. So if you choose that option, you’ll have to maintain the plastic cap in place during the next step.

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Once it’s really dry, with a hot glue pistol, just seal the whole cap with the tube, like on the picture. Work slowly, adding glue consistently, to make a clean work.

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Step 4 :

Now we’ll finish the electric wiring, soldering the jack plug. Remember to solder only 2 wires on it, and don’t forget to make the same matching soldering on the female plug on your board.

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Now simply screw the plug protection cap on it, it’s done !

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Step 5 :

The remote controller is almost finished.

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You just need to paint it. So first, with fine sandpaper, rub all the remote controller to remove that glossy finish on it. It will help the paint to stick.

Then, paint it in the color you want. I advise to make at least 2 coats. Once it ‘s dry, add a good coat of varnish. I used matte varnish, since the work is not perfect it will less reveal the defects than a glossy varnish, on these big surfaces.

It’s done, your remote controller is ready to use !

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DISCLAIMER : That tutorial worked on MY board (low voltage, DC power). It’s reserved for dc powered boards, with integrated remote controller optional plug, with low voltage and low power ONLY.

If your board is AC power with high voltage and/or high power  ( “high” means with possible danger), or even DC power with potential dangerous power, DO NOT TRY TO FOLLOW THAT TUTORIAL.

I do not guarantee it will work on other boards. WARNING with electricity and soldering. If you do’nt know how to do, don’t do it. If you don’t know electricity and your boards specifications, do not do it. If you decide to do it :  make it at your own risks. It’s a work reserved for adults only, on their own risk. We cannot be responsible for any problem.

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