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Homo ludens @Gamescom 2010

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As i am currently in Cologne working for a client I used the chance to visit this year’s Gamescom 2010, the german CVG (that’s “Computer and Video Games”) expo formerly known as Games Convention. The former GC was held in Leipzig but the powers to […]

The Finished Stick

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The stick is finished! A good amount of time was spent sourcing tools and waiting to use the lab or work shop. The final stick sports: Case: ★ Carbon and glass fibre sandwich construction. ★ Exterior is clear coated carbon fibre with 3 red and […]

Button Layout

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I wired the buttons to the PCBs to mirror the MadCatz SF IV sticks: ★Layout 360: X Y RB LB A B RT LT ★Layout PS3/PS2/PS1: [] /\ R1 L1 X O R2 L2 ★Gamecube/Wii: Y X L B A R Start = Start Select […]

Painting the Case II

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Decided to paint the interior glossy black. The exterior received a first layer of clear coat. On top of it the case received 3 pin stripes in red and gold. When discussing the colors we decided for black, red and gold as their our national […]

Painting the Case I

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Preparing the case for the paint job. Initially the interior was not intended to be painted. But it also received a special treatment to increase its roughness to be able to mount parts on the inside. Trying to decide on a color, black is the […]

Igor, Bring Me the Brain

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Finished the soldering job on the PCB interconnection. We started with the MadCatz 360 PCB. But then we couldn’t resist to go dual PCB and I ordered a Cthulhu from Toodles along with an Imp electronic switch. The Imp board (the small black PCB in […]

Wired Up

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Today I soldered the PCB together with a friend. Wired the buttons as well – until I ran out of cable. So the last 7 connections are missing. The cables run from the PCB to a terminal strip and from there to the buttons. Quick […]

Arcade Stick Button Layout

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Now where to put all the fancy buttons? Before finalizing the case design I wanted to try button layouts. slagcoin.com is a treasure chest for all things arcade stick and he has got a large number of layouts complete with detailed measurements. The Sega Astro […]

A Bag of Joy

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In the SF4 craze it’s apparently becoming harder to find the coveted Sanwa and Seimitsu sticks and buttons. I managed to find a web shop and it’s even in Germany (arcadeshop.de). I Ordered a Seimitsu LS-32-01 stick, 8 clear white Seimitsu PS-14-KN 30mm buttons, 2 […]