This past week has been quite a bumpy road with bugs and the completion of the build. I fixed the problem of the joystick and buttons not working and this was caused by me not using the proper GPIO pin diagram. I was actually using less pins then I had on the pie. I assembled the build and playtested it for a day or two and it is currently in the woodshop having a keyboard mount and speaker ports installed.
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