Well, I’m entirely bored as of late and after having my finger scream at me for attempting to use the D-pad for SF4 constantly, I’ve decided to invest in building at least a cheap stick. No worries, I’m fully aware that cheap doesn’t mean $30 - $40 in this sort of project so I’ve got approximately $115 - $130 set aside for this project. I want this build to have 2 sticks and a good number of buttons (ie, one for every button on a 360 controller including the dpad buttons) which adds up to about 15 buttons including the guide button. After looking into Happ and Sanwa parts which I’ve come to understand are the best for their respective regions, I decided the cost would possibly be too high for my first time at building a stick. Thus I stopped by these forums as they’ve been incredibly helpful in my decisions thus far.
I’ve decided (unless someone can point me to somewhere drastically cheaper to get brand name parts) on Xgamings bundle of parts HERE. I know these are happ clones, but with my budget being semi-limited, I’d rather still be able to make a good case. So I was wondering, for a beginner stick, would these be at least half decent parts?
Also, I have a decent amount of electronics background, so wiring isnt a problem at all. However, woodworking surely isn’t a strong point of mine so. Would MDF be a good material for the top and bottom of my build and if so what would i make the sides/front/back of the build from, assume it would have to be something thicker as the mdf would have to screw into it? Lastly, I’ve gathered that a sheet of plexiglass over top would be best, can I drill this with a standard hand drill/cut this with a skillsaw if i go slowly?
Sorry for the influx of nooby questions, just making sure I understand everything. :wgrin: Thanks guys.