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#27773

Added a mount for the wiimote.

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#27774

My latest creation, hitbox with Gamefinger custom buttons. It’s 24mm thick (less then 1 inch), carries Cthulhu MC and those eyes light up.


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#27775

looks super sick, but is it actually playable when you have it in your lap? looks pretty unstable, but hell, thats a really really unique and cool layout


#27776

It’s quite heavy, plus hitbox type controllers do not require much stability, there’s no stick to jerk around =)


#27777

Looks amazing with that panel. are you planning to add a little art or etching on that? I really love the old hrap cases. Im still looking for a HRAP SE, and the HRAP 3 se.


#27778

So I FINALLY completed this stick this weekend.
I checked the “Created on” timestamp on the directory on my computer for the design specs, and it says “August 26th 2013”. So stick is about 3 1/2 months in the making, on and off.

Casing is made of solid ABS plastic. I’m a model-builder, so I tend to be more confortable working with plastic than with wood.

Front and back of the stick: All-Sanwa with a JLF and OBSF-30s, with a recessed/flush-mounted Switchcraft RJ-45 pass-through. Side buttons are L1/L2 and ST/SL/H buttons, all black Seimitsu 24mm screw-ins.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_01.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_02.jpg

Bottom: nothing exciting here. ABS panel for the bottom, and 40mm black aluminum feet.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_03.jpg

But you ask: "Why is there a vertical break on the top panel, and what are those little rectangles above the panel?"
I’m glad you asked!

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_04.jpg

A spring-loaded “button” allows me to stick my finger in there, and pull of either side of the top panel.
The panels are held down with neodymium magnets, and the electrical work is connected via spring contacts.

So a quick little switch and I have a full-Seimitsu MK-panel! (Ok, the MK-panel isn’t a true MK panel; it’s a modified Astro P2 and the colors are off because I just used leftovers)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_10.jpg

Project boxes for different PCBs: I have a PS360+ and a TvC-PCB wired already, I have extra boxes for a ChImp (for PSN-PS2 games) and soon an XBO controller (for KI). The project boxes fit inside the casing after you rip off the top panels.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_11.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_06.jpg

Instead of crimping an RJ-45 plug directly on my 10’ USB cables, I’ve started to make these instead:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_12.jpg

And a complete picture of all my optional gear for this stick so far:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_14.jpg

I was originally inspired by of this from a stick that @rtdzgn did about a year ago with swappable sectioned top-panels. @mr3mortified (I don’t think the @ mention is working with his username) also recently posted something with swappable full top-panels a few months ago, so his work also drove me to work harder on mine (though mine was already in-progress at the time). Props to you two for pushing me to work harder/faster.

Also have to thank @Digital717 for his tutorial here on painting MDF; while I didn’t end up with a mirror-finish as I would’ve hoped, his tutorial helped me with the polishing and stuff. Not the super-gloss finish that I would’ve wanted, but it’s still not too bad…

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e18/tidalwav/joysticks/panel-stick/panel_stick_13.jpg


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#27779

SICK! always wanted to build something like that. but never had the means or motivation. mostly motivation


#27780

that stick is S-tier. might even rival some of the other sticks for GOTY


#27781

Well, that might be one of the better sticks this year, FreedomGundam!


#27782

I believe you have just won my vote for the Tech Talk award. Amazing. Fantastic work @FreedomGundam !


#27783

I finally finished my Tek-Case arcade stick. This one is Ky Kiske themed.


#27784

that white looks awesome. what is it called?


#27785

It’s called Translucent White.


#27786

Are the sides blue?? Looks really good.


#27787

Yeah it’s blue, it’s a pretty crappy picture sorry. Might replace the pic.


#27788

This is by far the most original and well done versatile fightstick that I’ve ever seen!!!

And maybe is to much to think about it but I would say MCZ or Hori or any other brand/company could copy your sleek design.

Great job FreedomGundam!!!


#27789

[quote=“shangraf, post:27722, topic:73936”]

my big boys

That VS SH stick is such a beauty! I really want one of those!


#27790

Phaedrus, that mod for the TvC stick is very creative! I really like it!


#27791

I guess big brands wouldn’t do that cause if they do, they gonna face troubles with selling any new sticks after this model, cause nobody will need a new one, after getting this.
FreedomGundam, U are really awesome.

that hitbox looks really sick. How does gamerfinger buttons feels like?


#27792

@LLeg3nd - Much better pic. That thing is d0p3!