The Arcade UFO commemorative TE stick -360/PS3/PS2 and custom art


#1

This stick was made for fubarduck(Co-owner of Arcade UFO) to celebrate winning the “Save the Arcades” contest from Stride Gum at http://savethearcades.stridegum.com/

Learn more about Arcade UFO at www.arcadeufo.com

Fubarduck will be using this stick at the Season’s beatings tourny coming up on the 16th.

A couple key things about my build this time:
-360 TE stick with an MC Cthulhu
-PS2 via Ethercon connector
-Guide button wired to XBOX HOME button
-Select rerouted to “Turbo” because the ethercon resides there.
-DPDT switch for console selection
-Custom art (lamilable for more grip instead of plexi) and screw on sanwa’s.
-Painted black sides/bezel with Duplicolor vinyl dye.

If you have any questions about the build, comment on this thread!

Thanks,

-Triskadecaepyon

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A view of the ethercon connection

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A view of the inside layout

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A closer shot of the MC Cthulhu

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Fubarduck holding his new, tricked out TE stick.


#2

NICE

awesome mod


#3

That Ethercon is slick. I haven’t seen that before. It reminds me of a XLR microphone jack.


#4

Why no plexi?


#5

Lamilabel has more “grip” than plexi. It is also cheaper. I have plexi on my personal stick, but he prefers a little more texture on the stick’s surface.


#6

Ryan how can I become a stud like you (no homo)


#7

play more zapataur obviously


#8

Very cool thing to do. And grats to him for both winning and his new stick lol.


#9

I like how you put that Neutrik RJ-45 Jack in the Select button’s slot (is Select used for any games anyways?)

That cable’s RJ-45 Plug thing looks hot too.


#10

nice paint job. Pretty slick stick overall :smiley: I like that ethercon plug.


#11

Best Arcade in the U.S. now has the best stick in the U.S. to go with it :smiley:


#12

I’m glad I can say that I helped UFO win with that strange stride contest.

But one thing I’m curious about, why no IMP switch board?


#13

nice stick man !

btw, great jacket fubarduck :open_mouth: where did you bought it


#14

I think he plain out prefers a physical switch for console selection. Since he’s a veteran tourny player I’ll have to respect his judgement there.

To answer your question Digital-, I don’t think any game uses the back/select button that I can remember; I only use it for 3rd strike when I reset to the main menu.


#15

Wow, that thing is pretty. How much for a couple of hours? I would like to put my penis inside of it. If you know what I mean. Would love to get a friend of mine a stick he’d be able to use with multiple console like that one. How much did it cost to put the thing together?


#16

Yeah, they are pretty sweet. It is basically the same sort of jack. Neutrik makes that mount and connector for a bunch of connector types.

This might be overkill, but you can also relocate start/select entirely. See:

http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=6365320&postcount=1203
http://forums.shoryuken.com/showpost.php?p=6329328&postcount=31

Select is used in some games. Off the top of my head it’s used for taunt/fake fireball in Alpha and stuff like resetting training mode in e.g. BlazBlue.


#17

That’s some pretty nice modding there! Relocating the buttons seems pretty nice too. I’ll keep that in mind for my next modification!


#18

very nice mods there. didn’t know the select button was used for those purposes. thanks for the info.


#19

The select button on the stick is actually mapped to the Turbo button.


#20

360 TE STick: $150
MC Cthulhu Board: $45
6 Sanwa Buttons: $24
RJ45 Jack: $9
RJ45 Recepticle: $8
Extention cable for PS2: $5
Lamilabel: $8
2 Frame plugs: $4
DPDT Switch: $2
Balltop: $2
Paint: $8
Wires: $6
Ethernet Cable: $5

Total: $276 + Labor Costs.

For a barebones version you could just use wire, a DPDT, an MC Cthulhu to lower costs. With paint I took about 10 hours to finish the stick, and about 6 without the ethercon or paint.