Creating a HitBox style stick


#1

Hi,

ive been researching how to create a HitBox style stick for a few days now.

Ive narrowed it down to to two ways :

Mod a TE stick into a fightstick
Create one with a PS360+ and a tek-innovations case

What i would like help on is :

what would i need for modding the TE fightstick (besides the replacement plexi and buttons etc)?
would there be any soldering required with modding a TE stick?
which way would you recommend and why?

Thanks!


#2

Would it not be easier to mod something set up for a seimitsu stick, since it already will have individual terminals from the stick switches, that could transfer onto the buttons?

No crimping or soldering required that way.


#3

not sure, but i know its easy to find replacement plexis for TE sticks and im trying to do this without having to cut or solder anything myself.


#4

then go the route of the tek case because with any pre made stick you are most likely need to wire of the directional buttons unless you come across a state that is already using switches not a PCB between them


#5

You could use a .187" to 5 pin conversion harness for the directions. .187" disconnects seem to stay on .110" connectors just fine, as long as the wires aren’t being pulled around.


#6

I just had to choose which method for making a method, but I ended up with a Tek-Innovations case. For the price and the options you get when he makes it makes it a great deal. Plus it won’t look like anyone else’s. That’s how I decided to choose mine. (also ps360+)


#7

Jasenscustoms sells hitbox layouts on their panzer and panzer wide body stick cases. I love my PWB. Or buy an actual hitbox? You can get a solderless board and do this yourself. The Zero Delay couldn’t be easier to wire up.


#8

i made one before. it was easier to build compared to the stick based errr sticks… i would recommend for you to just build one from scratch rather than sacrificing a whole stick. you just need a few buttons an old (or any that is) case/box the only thing that’ll be hard (in my case anyway) would be the metal panels. here’s my stick i made a few years ago:


#9

Also before buying my case I made one out of a wooden book box from home depot there were on sale for $20 and I used cardboard and foam from the box of my keyboard. I think it turned out well.
(excuse the mess it was taken right after I finished it so everything was still on the floor.)


#10

The reason I was thinking about using an existing stick was for case quality and I wouldn’t use the actual stick anyway.

Thanks everyone for the help and pictures. Im going to give this a go when the ps360+ is in stock


#11

Those panzer cases actually look really good. May get one of those.


#12

tekbox op + ez to get doge buttons


#13

Not enough buttonz


#14

That actually looks quite nice not enough buttons though


#15

i had him drop the dick buttons. it comes with 8 normally.


#16

I was thinking of my next hitbox…making a six button layout like that…clean…


#17

Here is my personal rig…My Knightfall Hitbox…all 30mm buttons…

[IMG]http://i1350.photobucket.com/albums/p776/Choppaholic/20140713_010423_zpsrtr0vhfp.jpg[/img]


#18

I do like six button layouts but I don’t want to end up regretting it when some game requires 8 buttons.


#19

Hey where did you get those boxes/cases ? Right know i am checking where i can let cut medium-density fibreboard pieces, but then is the problem how i can put them good together without ruining it :S


#20

you don’t want to frame out of MDF. You want to use an actual hard wood to frame, the top and bottom can be MDF, but I would put plexi over both.