Hi, I’m Leir and I’ve made an account just yesterday. I’ve been lurking round for some time, but I’ve just recently decided to make an account. this is my first post :3
I’m going to build an Arcade Stick this semester and hopefully will be finished with it untill may at least because I want to kick butts in Street Fighter V ( I have a sick fanboish desire to lay this game as soon as possible to keep up with the community). The second reason I’m trying to build this stick is because I need to do a project involving wood and metal for a class in college and building a pretty arcade sitck is the perfect project for that, as it seems to be simple enough to build with guidance (that they’ll provide) to cutting and carving into Wood as well as with the right tools to cut and solder (which they’ll also provide).
Going to the point now, I need a Stick I can use with the PS4. I only use a Notebook for PC gaming and it’s a pretty good one, but it won’t handle SFV easily. So I wanna build this stick from the Hori Fighting Commaner 4 PCB. I already even know where to solder to and I think it’ll be simple enough. I do have some questions…
1 - Aside from the handle, the buttons, and the obvious wood box to put everything into, will I need anything more than the PCB? From what I’ve seen, I just solder the button thingys (the positive side) on the PCB and connect them to the buttons, then connect a neutral one from one of the buttons on the PCB and connect them to all of the buttons (the neutral can be shared through them). The handle is more or less the same, and then when it’s all done I just plug the USB into the PS4 and that’s it… right? It should work… right? No need for anything else… right?
2 - I know where to solder for the main buttons, the :lk: :mk: :hk: ; :lp: :mp: :hp: (the six main buttons) but I really wanted to build at least an 8 button stick. I’ve been told it’s possible, but I don’t know where exactly to solder for R1/R2; L1/L2. This picture is from Supergun:
I see the two board thingys up there that correspond to the triggers, as well as the circle inside them that should correpond to the areas where you would solder for those triggers. If I solder on them, wold it work? If I just cut those little boards off and then connect those cables that were on them to the Sanwa buttons, would that work as well?
3 - This is less of a problem, but it’s nice anyway: Is there somewhere in this forum, or somewhere you guys can share with me where I can find the right measures for real arcade sticks like some Madcatz models and such? It would help me when making the button placement on my little custom wooden box and trying to find the right balance of size and design for it to be pretty (it needs to have a kinda neat visual cause it is for a class after all and it will affect my score when the class ends).
I think these are my main concerns. For the stick, I plan to use a default Seimitsu handle and Sanwa buttons, but not the quiet ones because I like the feedback.
Thanks for any help that I get. I’m sorry if thing are not that clear! (I hate to use the “english is not my main language” card but it is true)