I finally got some time over the holiday weekend to make a new stick for myself and I wanted to show it to you all.
I normally make larger arcade style sticks, and some people have suggested that I at least offer a smaller/sleeker version with no lip to it. Also just to move the buttons a bit closer to the stick, etc, etc. So I’d like to thank the people who offered suggestions, especially ArcadeStickMonk.
This is the wooden case unfinished. I posted this image in a earlier thread.
It’s about 2 1/4" high 11 1/2" wide and 8" deep. I decided to use a router to make slots/dadoes for the bottom panes. So it just slides into place. By doing that you don’t see the bottom panel of the case if you are looking at it from the front or sides, and it just looks a lot cleaner. I also changed the way I paint the case for this one as a test to see if I could get an even smoother finish and it turned out very nice.
Here are some pictures of the stick complete. I made the illustration of chun-li myself in illustrator. It’s all vector. It is based off of some CFJ artwork I found online.
You may notice that this is an Xbox stick. I used an official xbox pcb, and I un-attached the voice-chat slot off the pcb, and cut a small slot in the back of the case and mounted it there instead, and ran new wires from it back to the pcb. It works like a charm.
Let me know what you think:) Thanks.