you probably should consider getting this:
It mounts in a 24mm hole.
Instead of getting a custom stick builder, Try getting a custom replacement TE Panel from tek-innovation.com and cut it like so. Put your Dpad in that hole. You should probably get a Super TE for the slimmer sides. Maybe even cut a curved hole in the side for your four fingers with a drill and a keyhole saw or dremel.
Just so Art doesn’t think you are crazy or messed up, put in the notes that you are going to be using that dpad and give the link for it.
That way if it ends up feeling retarded your can go back to reverting your TE back.
Now to hack the harness you need to refer to the picture in the upper left hand corner. You need to mark you Connector on your TE joystick harness to remember what side was facing the bottom. Because the TE harness wires are all black, you will have to just go by the positions on the refering to the Sanwa. Take a black sharpie and mark what end is ground and go from there.
You need to do something like this: (my colors and wiring will be wrong because I do not know how that dpad is wired up exactly)Insert some 22 gauge solid wire directly into the harness.
You take the ground wire and daisy chain it to all the switches that say “Com” I hope it is labeled.
Using that wiring guide you need to figure out what wires go to the “NO” blades of the swtich.
Com stands for common ground and NO stands for Normally open.
The third blade is NC or Normally closed and if you use that the button will act as if the direction is always held down and stops when you press. Don’t use that.
Once you have the dpad working flawlessy and the directions work you should hot glue the hacked wires to joystick harness. If you ever change your mind you can peel off hot glue and go back to joystick.
Subscribe to this thread if you decide to do it and let us all know how that dpad feels by updating. I’m curious to see how that dpad is.
If you buy all that shit and want to mail it to me for wiring and pay for return postage, I’d do it for free just to get a chance to touch and fuck around with that dpad myself. So long as you arrange it so it doesn’t cost me a cent. PM me if you like.