So, I decided to not buy a premade stick and figured that it would be much more fulfilling to build a stick of my own. Ideally I want to use plexi or lexan for the housing and at this point the joystick and buttons don’t matter too much, but they will be either Sanwa or Seimitsu. Before I do the ordering of all my materials, I have a couple questions that I need to have cleared up…
Are joystick mounting plates/gates/restrictors necessary? Some builds don’t seem to use them, but perhaps I just can’t see them in various pictures because they’re hidden behind the joystick art. On various websites and ordering catalogs it looks like there is a mounting plate that is included with the Sanwa and Seimitsu joysticks. Is this sufficient for mounting?
Regarding the buttons, is there a significant advantage to using screw-in buttons over snap-in buttons? I figure that screw-in buttons would be more secure… is this the case?
I’m sure I’ll have more questions down the road, but I figure this is a good place to start. Thanks!