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I've been building an arcade stick

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade Worklogs' started by resonator, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. resonator

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  2. Mayfield

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    Nice work! looking forward to seeing the finished product.
     
  3. Rass

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    Good work! nice and solid! What components are you using?
     
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    Sanwa buttons and joystick which I will wire into a teensy running qmk or tmk.
     
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    I was going to suggest formply but seeing your tools solid timber makes sense :)
     
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    Sick. I love woodwork and seeing that workspace makes me want something like it.
     
  7. elvis

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    My enormous workshop-shed is open to anyone who wants to come build retro shit in it. :)
     
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    I need to build a 2player side by side for the cocktail cab.. effort ;<
     
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    Sanwa master race.
     
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    man?shed ;)

    Not sure I want to be in elvis shed, its a place where he plays with his wood. :shock:

    EDIT - love the joystick
     
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    no no i meant, like start/select and stuff for consoles and things.
     
  14. elvis

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    Oooh I see.

    Normally for competition players, these get put at the back of the stick. At high level tournaments, pausing the game is an instant disqualification. So players move these sorts of function buttons well out of the way, and typically deeply recessed, so that they don't get pressed accidentally.

    When you're playing for tens of thousands in prize money, you don't want someone pause-quitting and calling it an "accident" to get out of a match. Strict rules for strict games.
     
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    oh ok, i'm not that fancy.
     
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    I've put four extra buttons in the back. I was planning on recessing them but that was getting complicated so I havent. I didn't know they were ressesed for compition reasons. I figured it was just to avoid accidental presses when playing with it on your lap.

    I'll be plugging it into my Lakka box. Mostly for old arcade games and console emulation when it makes more sense than using a control pad.
     
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    Here is a sneak preview of where it's at. I'll update the album later.
     

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    Beautiful stick housing mate, that looks real solid and beautifully executed. top notch.

    is it hard wood? looks hefty! :D
     
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    FFT, I bought a monster stick, the put the Start button on the right hand side, now i feel like i have a pinball machine. :)
     
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    Another day of work is added to the photo album. I made a few mistakes, but nothing too drastic.

    One thing I'm not sure about is the colour. It's been ages since I've sprayed a metallic, and I forgot how hard it is to get an even shine. I'll probably paint it a solid color instead.
     

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