The controller I’m currently using is the first arcade controller I’ve ever made, so I’m not sure all my decisions were optimal. My main issue is the angle of the stick axis. The way it’s set up now, left/right and up/down is exactly aligned with the X and Y axes (relative to the controller case).
When I built it, it didn’t occur to me that it might be smarter to align the directional axis to match my forearm rather than to line it up with the controller case. My stick-holding forearm is resting on the controller at a 60 degree angle, not 90 degrees, so it feels more natural for my hand/wrist to hit the diagonals than up/down/left/right.
Is anyone having the same problem, or are your sticks already rotated to match the resting angle of your forearms? Just wanted to get some input on this before I make the change. Would also be interesting to hear how commercially produced controllers tend to be aligned (e.g., Madcatz TE, etc)