For those who’d like to build their own “stickless arcade” stick/pad/hitbox (whatever you call it) like me, it could be great to have a full list of parts to buy, and an explanation of why.
I’m kind of a noob here, so my goal is double:
- make sure I’ve the complete list of parts in my order…
- make sure another ppl who’d like to do the same as me has already a well defined list.
Amount of buttons:
- 8 buttons for the commands (24mm) -> Why? According to hitbox, it’s easier to use than the traditional 30mm
- 3 buttons for the D/L/R directions (24mm) -> Why? Because it’s the purpose of the stickless!
- 2 buttons for home/start + select (24mm) -> Why? You still have to press start/select.
- 1 larger button for the Up (30mm) -> Why? Larger button for thumb
While you could reduce the number of buttons for commands, or adapt the size of them according to your wants/needs, this is considered as a “reference” of what I read in different forums.
Model of the buttons:
- You should stick with the same type of buttons
- It completely depends on the your preferences
- You should have easy to press buttons
I will personnaly stick with Sanwa OBSF buttons (instead of Gamerfinger Cherry MX or Sanwa RG). It’s louder, but nobody complains about it.
13 OBSF-24 + 1 OBSF-30 ().
- 1 “daisy chaining” cables for common ground like this one -> Why? It seems easier to wire 1 longer “daisy chaining” cables with the same ground and chop down the excess cable, rather than having 2 large daisy chaining cable all accross your box or pluggin 14 grounds cables…
- 14 cables for data input
- 14 Sanwa AT-110 (for easy connection) & 14 SR-110 (for protection)
- A crimping tool
- A screwdriver/soldering iron to connect the data input into your PCB
Uplink to console:
You do whatever you want there. It’s most likely part of the PCB. The most elegant are the Neutrik plugs. If you are looking for multi-console, then go for RJ45. If it’s only for standard consoles, go for USB.
That’s where stickless shines: you can do whatever you want, you don’t need a large box! Go for plexi/MDF/metal/whatever. I haven’t read a recommendation of what to NOT use.
This could be a thread on its own. While there are lots of possible PCBs, only a few of them mention supporting SOCD. This is what you need to play with a “stickless arcade” thing. I’ll try to list them in the future.
No idea. Anyone?
List of other topics on the matter:
Example of process to build your own: