So i took it upon myself to make a game cube arcade stick. For really no reason other than a project and something to learn. I have a mad catz game cube controller and i gutted it down to the pcb. I got all the buttons to work with the standard arcade stick buttons but i ran into a road block making buttons for the directional inputs.
I could not find a picture of the mad catz pcb but i found a generic cube pcb. http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick/pcb_diagrams/gc_diagram1.jpg The madzatz board looks the same with a few minor differences. now the part that got me stuck is those stick boxes. Sadly i do not know a name on how to describe them. I de soldered the c stick one and wired buttons tot he holes on the board but all i get is a constant down input out of it. If i put the c stick unit back where it was everything goes back to normal. How would i go about making a button for those inputs? I have been successful in working with other controllers in the past and making my own sticks by hand. I just have never seen or worked with this kind of input device before so i feel kind of at a loss.
If anyone is wondering what part i am talking about the 2 in the picture i posted are the white box to the upper left of the d pad on the left. and the white box that is on the hanging board under the B button on the right.
Also what are those things called.