Since retail arcade sticks aren’t readily available (at least not at a reasonable price), I decided I’d have a go at making my own.
Spent a few weeks studying up here and on xbox-scene (both forums have been a GREAT resource, thanks for all who’ve made them that way) and then jumped in with both feet.
I went with HAPP components because they were cheaper (didn’t want to spend a ton not knowing if I’d be able to make it all work) and readily available. I pad-hacked an official XBox 360 wireless controller (CG)… PITA but everything worked out.
Here are the pics (sorry, crappy camera phone pics are all I have at the moment). Its not as nice as some of the masterpieces I’ve seen here, but its functional.
I had a blast making it and I’m already thinking about doing a nicer one for myself (with Japanese parts, once they are easier to get). I also made the mistake of telling my co-worker about it and now he wants me to help him with one.
Let me know what you think, good or bad.