Hi, this is my first joystick build - Driven by my love of MAME and Street Fighter 4.
White Oak 5’6"x2.75"x1/2" = 12 (Jewsons)
6 MDF panels cut to 333mm x 256mm = 5 (B&Q)
Mad Catz Retro stick = 9.99 (Play, 2nd hand)
2 x Chun Li Matt prints = 7.33 (photobox)
Sanwa Parts all from Gremlin (waiting for order to arrive)
Sanwa Joystick JLF-TP-8S (White)
5 Pin Joystick Cable
6 x Sanwa Buttons OBSN-30 (White)
3 x Sanwa Buttons OBSF-24 (Red) = 50 approx
2mm Acrylic, works out at 46 for 2 pre drilled tops + 2 pre drilled bottoms from RED ltd
I may buy blank sheets and try and drill myself, much cheaper and I get the experience
OK I have cut the OAK to the correct dimensions, and I am experimenting with making tidy joints from the scrap.
This is a dowel and glue joint, which is tidy and seems very strong.
I used 8mm x 40mm dowels and evo stick wood glue, once clamped I tidied up the glue with a damp cloth and left to dry for 24 hours. (the chips, rough edges and some rounded corners are me experimenting, This is just for the joint)
Picture of the Chun Li art, the bottom pic show what needs to be trimmed (on the right) the dots on the MDF show the hole centres for the stick and 6 top face buttons.
This is my test bed for the Mad Catz Retro PCB, yes it is common ground
Hopefully my clamps and sanwa parts will arrive anyday, then I can make the enclosure and decide what I’m doing about the acrylic.