Alright folks, just finished my first (and probably last!) custom stick today and thought I would post it up for everyone.
Used are a Sanwa JLF with white ball top, 6nr white Seimitsu PS-14-GNs with clear plungers and 2nr white PS-14-DNs. I got the Xbox logo from the Mad Catz pad I used. I got all my other parts as per this thread: http://forums.shoryuken.com/showthread.php?t=181426
Total material cost was about 110.00, spent naff all on tools as it was built with considerable help from my Dad. I own nothing!
Also just like to say a massive thanks to everyone on this forum. Before SFIV I wasn’t even aware of it and pretty much everything I’ve learnt about building my stick came via this place.
So here’s the worklog.
Parts as they arrived from Arcadeshop.de.
Initial cut of sides.
Milling sides square.
After tongues/grooves cut.
With layout on top.
Milling control panel square.
Control panel fit into box.
The fixings (temporarily screwed).
Marking the holes.
Cutting main holes in perspex.
Cutting main holes in control panel.
Routing holes for side buttons.
Cutting out area on reverse for button washer space.
Cutting out for joystick mounting.
Cutting hole for joystick.
Countersinking for screws.
Cutting out for USB cable.
Setting up wiring layout.
Bolting down stick.
At this point after connecting up it was ready to test. All worked out, but I realised my wiring was slightly out. Basically, I’d wired the A, B, X & Y buttons in the wrong place, as though you’d looked at the diamond from a different angle. Not much of an issue (everything worked fine and obviously could be mapped in-game) but I fancied making it right, so I did. That’s why in the final internal image the wire colours don’t match up as originally intended. Oh well.
And the completed stick.