A friend and I have been brainstorming this idea for a while now, and he really loves his pads, but he wants something with the durability of a stick, while still using an analog stick or a d-pad.
We’ve come up with an idea, we’re just not sure how to go about making it work. The right half of the control is simple 6-8 24mm Sanwa buttons, laid out like an arcade stick. The left half however would feature a groove to place your hand on the bottom and allow you to use a directional pad with your thumb on the top, like a controller.
We know that the idea is doable, but with our limited experience, we’re not quite sure how to go about doing it. We’ve considered the idea of placing 4 small Sanwa buttons (about 18mm or so) in a cross layout, then placing a plastic or wood disc over them in order to form a makeshift d-pad. The issue we see with that is that we cant find any screw-in 18mm buttons, and if the wood is thin enough to support snap-ins, we’re afraid it may break.
Another idea we’ve come up with is that we could simple transfer a d-pad (or analog stick) from a pad onto the new device, but that would also likely take much work we’re unsure how to do.
We have some time before we can actually do this thing (broke college students :tdown:), but we want to make a good plan over the next month or two so we can kick things into action when we’re ready. Any ideas, tips, or tricks are greatly appreciated. And I’ll be sure to post any sort of visual or creative progress here when we make some.
I’ve also read much of slagcoin, so no need to post that.