How do you make your own arcade joystick


#1

I’m thinking about making my own joystick or buying a cheap one and modding it. Which one would be cheaper to do? What tools would i need to make or mod a joystick. I’m also new to this site, looks cool :wgrin:.


#2

??? Check out http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=143234. this link u will have all info


#3

There’s a ridonkulous amount of information in this section. Just read through some of the stickies, or search up for what you’re looking for.

Also, you should be more specific. You want a stick for 360/PS3/PS2/etc…?


#4

Oh i’m wanting a joystick to play sf3 on an emulator on my pc.


#5

Moddings usually cheaper if your going with fs3 as I have seen some for as low as twenty bucks. Really the question is what would you be happier with at the end of the day? If you are wanting a nice small stick that gets ya on GGPO then customizing a fs3 might be your best bet. If you are wanting something more personalized and have the time then build a custom or buy a case and go from there. I have both a modded fs3 and my own customs and can say that I am satisfied with all of them for what I need them for.

–and shame on you for not looking around first :stuck_out_tongue: lol this sites like the Bible for stickbuilding lol…


#6

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It’s almost always cheaper to mod than to build one. Unless you just so happen to have the tools needed to make a good wooden case. If you want a stick with all Sanwa parts then buying a used 360 or PS3 Madcatz Street Fighter 4 TE stick would be your best bet. Most decent, easy to mod cases are 40-50$. Sanwa parts are 40-50$ for buttons and joystick. A PCB would be another 20. You’ll also need a solder gun (10$), solder and wire (10$), quick disconnects (3$), a crimper (5$), and maybe more depending on what you’re doing. And don’t forget the cost of labor on your part.

You can easily get a TE for 110 to 120 dollars, so it’s probably going to be your best bet.


#7

OK thanks Souji5, but i found some topics about modding fs3 and it needs a lot of tools to mod.


#8

I believe to mod a FS3 it’d be much more expensive than just buying a TE. On top of all the tools I listed you’ll need to get a dremel (50$ minimum). It’s a very difficult mod if I remember correctly, and in order to fit in a JLF you need to have a big hole in the bottom of the stick or have it bumped out a centimeter or so.


#9

Oh so i guess im not gonna get fs3 then. I will do a little searching to see if i can find an easier one to mod.


#10

To modd any cases or stick they never easy or cheap.


#11

Oddly the most expensive up front is the cheapest.

I reccomend the Hori RAP SA, since the TE has reports of faulty PCBs on occasion


#12

rtd, I’ve gotten many TEs and SEs and never had a problem. Many others here have too. There’s probably like a 1% fault rate. So base it on cost and size preference, not on something like a few rare cases of error.


#13

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