Dammit. You’re right. This is the first arcade stick I’m building and I didn’t even think about this.
The box in only 40mm tall and the joystick (according to Sanwa Joystick JLF-TP-8YT-W (White)) is 105mm tall (including a ball top it seems). Assuming a 35mm ball top, we want the distance from the top panel to the bottom of the ball top to be 23mm. So that means 105 - 23 - 35 = 47mm is the minimum box height for a JLF series (not taking into account thickness of bottom panel).
Ah well, I guess my enclosure hunt will have to continue. I hate wood-working so I don’t really want to buy some MDF and build a box. I don’t want to spend a lot so I don’t want to buy a pre-made box. I have a feeling my prototype shoebox joystick that I plan to make as soon as I receive my parts will be more permanent than temporary!
If you guys have any advice for enclosures in the GTA (I see you’re both in Toronto, I’m in Mississauga), I’d love to hear it. I just went through all the stock at Sayal Electronics near the Pearson Airport.
And even though this isn’t a wood box, I’m a happier man for having seen that wood burning art you made. Are those from a stencil or something? They’re amazing.