Here's the scenario. Me and a friend are hard at work to begin a fighting game club at my high school, and so far we have about 4 people set and a handful more that are interested in getting into the genre.
The problem? Only me and my friend have a stick, which isn't exactly very productive. Ideally we want to get at least 2-3 set ups running at the same time so people aren't always just watching. The only issue is that people aren't going to just dish out $80+ on something they might not even enjoy, so we wanted to be able to supply sticks for these people.
And of course we don't have much money so saving as much as we can is the key.
From what I've gathered, minimum cost to build a stick: Joystick - $22, 6 Buttons - $13 (Sanwa OBSF), Multi console PCB MC Cthulu - $40, Wiring - $5-10
That totals to about $90 without even getting a case. Might just opt to using a shoe box for the time being for a case...
Anyone know how I can cut costs a bit more? Hopefully I want to get it down to around like $50-60. Is that too unrealistic? Wouldn't mind getting clone parts because of course this is for total newbies to the genre/sticks in general.
SFV Fighter ID - blackolives