Hey! I haven’t seen many work logs since my short time on SRK… I used to follow the computer modding scene and work logs were everywhere! Great reads… but meh, I’ve since moved onto arcade sticks!
Thus, this will be my first project/stick! This thread will be my work log!
I have no real plans… although it will be a 360 stick using the late version Mad Catz (Gamestop) 360 wired controller. I’ll be using some variant of the Seimitsu clear buttons… I’m not sure which since I ordered green ones from Lizard Lick but want to change them to white/clear… There will be a Sanwa JLF as the stick and 3 20mm Seimitsu buttons as the back/start/guide on the right side of the chassis.
The chassis and top panel will be painted with Dupli-Color Mirage Ice color-changing paint… I’ve never used it before so it might turn out horribly! Thus I can always resort to a flat black… although I’ve heard great things about Dupli-Color mirage.
I finally received the aluminum 17"x10"x2" aluminum chassis and so I started cutting the plywood top panel into a random shape… I ended up cutting it into something that resembles home base… I also drilled holes and threaded the holes… I might decide to use pop rivets though since I’m not sure if screws will hold the chassis and panel together well enough…
Here is the aluminum chassis which will have all the actual components.
I went for a really big stick so that I could play comfortably with my entire wrist/hands on the stick. I’m not sure how well it’ll play on my lap… but it’ll work fine on a desk!