Ok, some of my main concerns first:
I’ve been trying to figure out a good way to make the top panel,
Here’s what I have in mind:
Light gray is top 1/16" Plexi, with hole cut to accommodate entire mounting plate of joystick, underneath is dark gray, which is also 1/16" plexi, with hole cut small enough to catch the screws from the mounting plate while the rest of the joystick assembly goes into the box.
A few questions about this:
How thick is the metal used on the mounting plate of, for example, JLF-8YT-SK?
Will it sit flush with light gray plexy when mounted to the dark gray? Or will it be recessed, and if so by how much (metric or standard, I can do the conversion :P)
My plan is to put the artwork in between the light gray plexi and an 1/8" plexi that will be used to cover the artwork and joystick mount.
This leads to my next question:
With 3 layers of plexi (2 1/16" and 1 1/8" = 1/4" of plexi) Will OBSF 30 snap ins have room to bite and stay secure? Or would I be running so thick that screw ins would make more sense, and if I used screw ins, would i need to tap threads in?
My planned dimensions for the box are 11.5" x 8.5" x 2.75", with 4 1"x1" supports on each inside corner, does this sound like enough room to fit a hacked 360 PCB and all the necessary wiring?
One more and I’m done for now, how much stick (minus ball) should be exposed from the topmost panel? Your choice, inches or mms.
Thanks in advance to the greatest minds in joystick creation, SRK. (Is there something on my nose?)