Project: Fightstick (Part 3)

Still waiting for my buttons to arrive from Gremlin Solutions. They’re now hoping to have stock in the next few days.

In the meantime I had a rather unsuccessful attempt at the soldering. A lot of lessons learned though. I’ve bought a Madcatz Gamestick controller to take the pcm board from. It’s alot easier to solder than the official xbox controller, as there’s larger contacts and no plastic coating to scrap off. It’s got a common ground too, so we can daisy chain the ground wire to every button. We used 20 AWG wire, which was too thick. Next time we’ll use 22 or 24 gauge. Going to buy a hot glue gun to secure the solder joints too.

I also got the box frame built, and painted. Photos below. Taking shape now!


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