Poor man's joystick box


#1

I saw someone mention they found a project box which could funtion as a joystick box but was rather expensive. It took me by surprise as i’ve seen these project boxes for around $26 :wink: Which is very cheap if you ask me. It would be cool to see someone make a stick out of that.

http://www.pactecenclosures.com/Plastic-Enclosures/PT-10.jpg

http://www.pactecenclosures.com/Plastic-Enclosures/PT-10.html

Apex


#2

Damn that is pretty cheap…Is the quality good though??


#3

Check out the drawings and you tell me :wink:

http://www.pactecenclosures.com/Plastic-Enclosures/PT-10-drawing.html


#4

They look to be sturdier than tupperware and shoebox cases atleast. Man, I don’t know how much money they’re making with the products they sell. But if they get in on the SF4 hype right now, they’d be probably make quite a bit of money. (for the meantime, anyway)


#5

Saw it and it looks good to me…The price is $8.59?? I might get one once i get money lol…finally my own custom stick…


#6

Value sticks ftw!


#7

That’s got an aluminum top too, apparently… so yeah… thinking about hoping on this for another custom down the line.


#8

its 8$ if you order a ton :wink: If you order 1 to 99 its $26.20.


#9

It’s actually almost 30 bucks. It’s 8.95 if you buy in super bulk though.
edit: ^beat me to it^


#10

Looks interesting, only problem is that the angle of the box might be a bit too high. 5-10 degrees is more than enough, but if it doesn’t bother you, go right ahead.


#11

Is this thing thick enough to hold a sanwa joystick or would you have to cut a hole or grind something down etc.?


#12

check the custom joystick thread, someone HAS made a joystick out of this.


#13

Tight. I’d look it up if I had any idea what to search for in that humongous thread.

EDIT: nevermind, found it searching for “plastic enclosure.” Looks like I’ll be ordering up one of these too. :lol: I’m an addict for this stuff now.


#14

That’s a cool find! :smile:


#15

dam slap a graphic on that thing and itll be pretty nice… great find


#16

I sent him a pm about it. There was a blog someone posted here last year about it but I lost the link to it. Buyproduct did an awesome job with the mod.


#17

that is pretty cool, though the angle looks a little too much for me.
what are those things normally used for?


#18

LOL I used the same box. Its really nice. Just got to add some weight to it and BOOM. It rocks.


#19

I can see it now.

“Due to high order volume, PacTec orders may be delayed 2 - 3 weeks before they ship. We have no clue why suddenly there’s an influx of people ordering our PT-10, but we thank you for your business and this is only a temporary situation.”


#20

LOL. I’ll keep this in mind for the cheapo joystick build I do for somebody.