Looking for someone to make a hitbox


#1

I have finally decided to get rid of my keyboard problems and start fresh on a hitbox. Given that “official” hitboxes shipping is half the price of the box itself I was looking for someone who could make me one either in Europe or from the US at a more affordable price.

Hit me up on the thread rather than private message, I forget to log in from year to year :smiley:


#2

there’s a trading forum for this.

we, or the good guys - not me, can help you building one, but this is not the right place to buy stuff


#3

Oh, my apologies. Packing my stuff and moving there.


#4

Warring
DIY methods are not always cheaper, specially if you are hiring a Modder to take their time to make one custom for you.

For the Cost, The offical Hit Box is the cheapest option.


#5

I recall finding several hitboxes built out of Humidors (cigar boxes), seems like that would be the cheapest way to go if you have a drill and know how to wire a stick.


#6

and the correct drill bits.

Price of tools should be consider in a total cost of a project.


#7

Should be able to get 24mm and 30mm Forstner for about $10 each, might be easier to find in store for him since he’s in Europe.

In USD, costs would be approximately (minus shipping):

$35 for a Cthulhu, or $60 for a PS360 (less for a padhack, which would require more tolls that the OP probably doesn’t have).
$35-$40 for buttons.
~$10 for wire
<$5 for .110 connects
$20 for Forstners
…and the cost of the box, which could be very cheap at minimum.

…So yeah, I guess buying one straight from the source wouldn’t be a bad deal- although shipping costs may be very prohibitive where he lives.


#8

$95 to $135 without a case or box.

a cheap Humidor is about $12 but they average about $40
So $107 to $175

Which cost more if you hire someone else to do all of this.


#9

In addition to Darksakul’s prices above, shipping costs don’t magically vanish if you hire someone else to make it.

(just clarifying what I meant with my post)


#10

I didn’t even factor shipping costs and those vary wildly based on location, distance, type of shipping and speed or urgency of the shipping.

Also most smart modders add a finders fee for every part and material they have to procure.


#11

So basically you’re telling me the $210 (ship inc.) the official one costs is pretty much the way to go.


#12

This post is from 14 hours ago.

The fact that going with the easiest option that has the highest production number is the cheapest is true for literally everything manufactured.


#13

Yes, I learned the hard way that DIY/ Custom routes are not the cheapest.

Like I should not be sinking more money at Radio shack then how much the damn case cost me.
$10 for wire is a rough guestmate, as soon as you add 5 more cheap items the cost adds up and then next thing you notice you sunk another $40 for just wiring, barrier posts, solder and various connectors and accessories.


#14

I would suggest a building it slow.

get a tek case (cheap solid case)

pick up a used ps360+ (should be people selling em now that new systems are out)

grab some used buttons

heres one i made

or just buy a used one. a lot of people sell them because they can’t adapt.


#15

Not to take away from Hitbox’s business, but I built my own hitbox because I did not like the dimensions of the official hitbox. They make it so that you can’t rest your palms on the case which is something I prefer when using a hitbox. They recommend you use it as if you were typing with your wrist and palms in the air but I don’t like using it that way. So you may want to consider that when deciding to go official or get one built.


#16

Keep in mind budget is a deciding factor.


#17

I definitely ended up spending more than I had anticipated on my first mod and first build, mostly on tools (old soldering iron was a POS, needed better solder, hot glue gun, dremel, tip tinner, forstner (30mm), hole saw (24mm). The build, which I had envisioned as a cheap stick made from leftover Madcatz parts and a digital PS1 padhack, would have stayed really cheap had I planned better from the start- the biggest wastes were buying .187" disconnects at Radio Shack and cutting my first box wrong (used a Viewlix template I though was printed to correct scale, it’s spaced for Shaq hands now). I would have saved about $30 had it not been for those, around $38 had I not used terminal strips.

The flip side is that a) I had a lot of fun doing it (so much so that I want to build/improve more now, despite having no need for more sticks) and b) I learned a lot and got much better at soldering.

On that note, here’s a relatively tough and cheap box I found, which has the bonus of being the perfect thickness for snap in buttons. Spade bits, which are generally cheaper, will work fine for drilling it as well: http://www.containerstore.com/shop/collections/hobby/partsBoxes?productId=10009772


#18

I don’t have a workbench nor the capacity or space to do some DIY work at my place :frowning:


#19

Work bench? Isn’t that what a table\carpet\vacuum are for? =)


#20

Unless you have the parts, I think the cheapest way would be to buy someone else’s stick they don’t want.