I’m not hugely versed on electronic doodads and connectors so I thought I’d turn here for help. I’m looking to make my perfect stick somewhere down the line, but to do this I need a way to disconnect the wiring from the top panel to the PCB in a quick an easy fashion. What I thought of was a multi-pin port glued to the metal top-plate and the the recieving section stuck to the inside of the body of stick allowing for the entire top panel to be easily removed and replaced (with a lefty panel, different layout, hitbox etc).
I’m looking for a suitable connector for this kind of thing. Originally I thought of something like an IDE connector but I’m wondering if anyone else has any ideas.
Around 30 pins (5 joystick, 9 button+ground, 11 LED, 4 joystick LED) for plenty of expandability.
Tool-less function, must disconnect when panel is lifted.
Easy to crimp wires into for modding.
Should not hold the connection in by friction/tightness. The connection will be held together by the panel bolts.