Hey guys and gals,
I’m just now seriously getting into fighting games. My main game right now is Accent Core; I play Faust. I also play Arcana Heart quite a bit. I play Kira with Ohtsuchi as my arcana.
Anyway, I have one stick now. It’s a Guilty Gear XX fighter stick, but I’m not certain it works correctly all time. Plus, learning a skill such as building sticks seems fun. I’m sure I could handle it, but I’ll need some help along the way. Another problem is money, so for now I’m building up my information until I can get a hold of the parts.
For now I just have a few questions that I haven’t been able to find, and I want to confirm some things before I try and do anything.
1: What is the control panel? From what I can tell it is a metal sheet on the top of the case where the buttons and joystick are mounted; however, the joystick also has its own mounting plate.
- Since building the case is the first priority I want to see if my idea for building a case is correct, or will work at least. =]
Get four pieces of MDF, this what I plan to use for now, cut them to an appropriate size and saw the ends off at 45 degree angles.
Use wood glue and miter clamps to put these four pieces together.
This is where I’m not so sure. What do you use as a bottom piece? Wood or metal like the control panel? Also, is there wood on top?
To mount the bottom and top wouldn’t you need some sort of piece on the inside to lay the control panel on, artwork on top of that, and then lexan on the very top screwed into wood pieces on the inside. Otherwise, I don’t see how you could mount the top. You would do the same for the bottom? But with just wood or metal?
Most cases it seems they have wood on top and bottom because the blank cases are painted this way after the wholes are drilled…they layout of the case is my main worry now. I’m not going to worry about the PCB and wiring until I get to that stage, but I’ll probably need help there too.
I’ll post my progress here, so I can get help and others can read all the questions I have and hopefully learn from it.
Thank you immensely,