With this new SF4 market and prices of sticks and parts skyrocketing i wanted to make a usable stick for as cheap as possible. Now i’m not gonna go through the whole build process because it was pretty basic and straight forward. Just look at slagcoin and thats what i did. I’m gonna post all my out of pocket expenses to demonstrate that it is possible to build a decent stick for super cheap. This is also my first stick so mind the poor craftsmanship.
Factors not included:
Power tools, obviously if you’re gonna build a custom stick might as well be equipped. Almost everything i used was already available.
Price of wood, i had quite a lot laying around, but it wasn’t expensive. It’ll add at most an additional $10.
Various tools and bits laying around the garage.
3/8" Particle board, free ($5 for 2’x4’ at home depot)
1/2"x3’ 1/2"x 4’ poplar board, free($2 plank at home depot)
1/8"x12"x9" poplar sheet, free ($4 at Blicks)
Gorilla wood glue, free ($6 at home depot)
Dupilcolor Flat Black spray paint, free ($5 at home depot)
12"x9" sheet of plexi, $4 at Blicks
iL eurojoystick, $10 from LL
6 Happ Comp buttons, $11 from LL
2 Sanwa OBSF-24, $5 from LL
8 1/2"x 11" laserjet print, $.50 school tech lab
22 Gauge wire, $2 at Fry’s
16 pack .187 QD’s, $3 at Fry’s
PSX Digital pad, $5 at Play N Trade
Out of pocket expenses ~ $48
Possible costs ~ $60
Front panel with red buttons hasn’t dried yet and been fitted yet, but still uses the same materials.
overall still very cheap for making a stick