Hey. My modded mayflash arcade stick (that I was too lazy to post a thread about) started to break down on me, The top started to sink due to my mounting job of a jlf, the button holes were slightly too big, I never got a chance to do plexi etc etc… So what I did was remove all 8 Seimitsu Ps-14 kn buttons, and my jlf. I essentially abandoned the case. I recently tried making my own mvc3 stick with all happ stuff, but I grossly overestimated the amount of space I needed, and never thought to make a tilted CP so it was a major wrist destroyer. I’m coming at my new one with a whole new approach though.
What I’m really interested in trying is: Making one of those very thin wooden ones with the routing around the edges so the entire thing looks somewhat like TE wings, minus the exotic wood I’m on a budget. Example: http://www.techmagnews.com/wp-content/uploads/images/Interview_with_Custom_Arcade_Stick_Junkie_Sam_Kurd_of_B15sdmDesigns.jpg
Another thing I wanted to give a shot at was making a AIAB knockoff (http://fc00.deviantart.net/fs46/f/2009/199/4/b/Arcade_In_a_Box_Stick_Design_by_lKaos.jpg), or a hori vlx knockoff. If anyone would be willing to post either tips or a crafting guide for any of those 3 feel free to I’m certainly no expert carpenter, although I have access to a carpentry workshop. Oh and not just the routing, another big problem I face is I’m not entirely sure how they countersink the holes for start/select/home. A big ass countersunk drillbit or what?
There is also yet two more problems I can’t get by. 1: I was trying to mark down dimentions for the vewlix 8 button layout to drill through a piece of MDF which will be my CP (covered by cardstock artwork and a sheet of acrylic), but while I was looking at the slagcoin layout for it and It’s missing many very Important dimensions or I’m blind either way. For instance there is no Height measurement on either side of the diagram. I tried printing it out but I couldn’t get the scale properly either, It transformed 207mm to 242mm (http://slagcoin.com/joystick/layout/shift36_s.png). And finally my last problem is that I have lot’s of trouble trying to figure out a good way to mount my pcb. On my massive custom stick with at least 3/4 inch under the buttons and joystick and tons of room at the sides I found it next to Inpossible to mount a sixaxis + axisadaptor so i had to be innovative and use Velcro (lol.)
If you have any tips or anything to share, or your own questions to me or anyone else (I’m relatively knowledgeable about this sort of thing usually) just reply.
P.s: I can’t figure out how to post pictures with the new thread maker/post editor, I’m a missing something or was my ability revoked?