Keyboard arcade stick?


#1

I’ve been searching for somebody selling one/ able to make one for months does such a thing exist? Heres what im looking for I cant find anybody who is able to make one

I use a keyboard to play fighting games because my thumb was cut off 3 years ago while trying to change a tire with my brother while jacking up the car to change it the car fell on my thumb cutting it off so I cant really hold a stick properly or a pad which is why i want a keyboard stick to play fighting games on xbox


Need some help
#2

its called a hitbox i play on one :slight_smile:

[http://www.brooklynking.com/charlie/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/hitbox-buttons.jpg

i](‘http://www.brooklynking.com/charlie/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/hitbox-buttons.jpg’)f youre a dedicated keyboard player though you may want to get a keyboard to xbox converter!


#3

Wher can i get a keyboard to Xbox converter?

I dont like hitbox ive treid it before and I cant use it properly


#4

He doesn’t have a thumb, that’s why he can’t use a Hitbox properly.


#5

They’ve built keyboard sticks. Just change the layout, but same concept.


#6

Do you know someone who can build a hitbox who can possibly do this for me? Ive been thinking about buying a hit box and trying to do it my self but i know id fail


#7

Check out the trading outlet. Nitewalker does.
Also, if you have a TE/HRAP Art can make replacement panels.


#8

Something like this?


#9

Mod a mechanical keyboard.

I did that as my first mod, someone more experienced could make it a lot neater.


#10

Yes but with 8 buttons and the arrows on the left side like WASD

What is that exactly?

Messaged him hope he responds


#11

I don’t think they’re mass produced. Do you have a preferred keyboard?


#12

I ordered this one : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00638TBJY/ref=ox_ya_os_product

Hopefully that will work STILL LOOKING FOR A KB STICK !


#13

Sorry, I guess I misunderstood. A KB stick like you want is relatively easy to make – no harder than a custom button layout.

I think Voltech (also in the trade forums) has done something like that.


#14

If you own a TE or an HRAP 2 or 3, it’s really easy to get a custom panel. Go to www.tek-innovations.com and click on “Panel Builder”, choose the stick you have, delete the joystick part and place the WASD-esque buttons where you want them. e.g.:

http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7797/wasdg.png

Wiring’s pretty simple too. Easiest way would be to cut the joystick end off the joystick harness, crimp some quick disconnects on the 4 direction wires and daisy chain the ground from the one ground wire to all 4 buttons.


#15

Or if you want a full case you can order a TEK-Case plexiglass case here: http://www.tek-innovations.com/arthobbies/?loc=products&cat=12&subcat=&item=120

You can use the same panel builder to design the button layout anyway you want to.


#16

hey Scooby, basically that was a keyboard wired up to a neogeo port then wired to a PS3/X360 pcb (paewang in that case), now when I do this mod I use a DB25 so that the keyboard retains PC functionality.

See it in action here:

Now I’d say around 99% of the modders you find around here are more talented than me and will be able to do a cleaner job with a keyboard. However the easiest way to do this is as the people above have said, replace a panel.