I think it would be interesting to make a journal of my first build for future reference and also to get help from the people on the forum. I’m totally new to building arcade stick so please be cool with me! I will keep this thread updated with informations i gather and pictures for every step i go thru. This stick is going to be for a PS3.
Why did i decided to build a stick right now? there is many reasons… here is a few:
-Yes…street fighter 4 was totally under the radar for me … now i own it and LOVE it. So im late to get an arcade stick. Every stick i was looking for the past 2 weeks is now backordered or out of price for me.
-I have some good manual skills. Im not the best but an arcade stick must be easier to build than a radio/control sailboat… and i did 3 of those.
-To learn and be proud of myself!
Ok , now lets talk about what kind of stick i want to build. Very basic i think. I want a 6 buttons stick. I will exclusively play sf4 with it. I will keep some place to add 2 others button if i feel the need too.
Overall here are the part im looking at. Comment if you think i could get better or different!
Cthulhu PC/PS3 PCB Here is a picture with all the connector
1 Sanwa JLF-TP-8T Joystick white
6 Sanwa OBSN-30 white Pushbutton (great sanwa/seimitsu faq here)
1 Sanwa OBSN-24 green Pushbutton
1 Sanwa OBSN-24 red Pushbutton
1 Sanwa OBSN-24 yellow Pushbutton
All the wiring will be bought locally at my electronic shop.
Im will order from lizardlick. One is because i like the website, easy to find stuff on it. Also because their shipping price are good. Im also checking akihabarashop right now.
Before i order please tell me if im missing something for the guts of the stick!