The Novice Arcade Stick
This is a retelling of the creation of my first arcade stick. I’m making this topic because I know hardly anything about hardware, woodwork, electricity and other things that a lot of people use to create their sticks. I’m pretty much poking around guides and faqs, taking advice, and learning from my mistakes. I thought this might help out other people speculating whether or not to build their own stick. So right now, I’ve got this little gem to show you:
This is just a handful of buttons and a stick stuck in a premade case (case made by QCF Gaming). From what I could tell at this point, is that the pieces all fit in perfectly, and the stick rests in real nice. I ordered 3 Sanwa 24mm buttons, 6 Sanwa 30mm buttons, and 1 JLF from gamingnow.net. Note that I also had to purchase the balltop separate, so you can add that as well. I was really admiring the woodwork at this point. It was very smooth and well done. First I’d like to say that an unpainted/unfinished case picks of dirt and lent like crazy, so keep it away, ESPECIALLY if you have pets. I found this out the hard way, as I was assembling it at a friends house at one point, and ended up with a layer of dog fur on the edges. At this point, I had two things to do: Paint And Wire. I’ll get to that soon, and will post more pictures.