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Simple and fast arcade stick build
« on: January 25, 2016, 12:35:27 am »
This weekend I put together a simple arcade design that can be replicated in a couple hours with a 3D printer. Instead of printing the entire thing, I used a spare laser cut control surface but any spare piece of wood could be used. It's a WIP and I'm improving the design as I go. Any suggestions are appreciated  :cheers:

Download the parts here:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1288970

Instructions are being amassed here:
http://www.cuddleburrito.com/blog/2016/1/21/simple-and-fast-3d-printed-arcade-stick-build




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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 03:52:47 pm »
I'm confused by the joystick mounting.  :dizzy:

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2016, 04:04:06 pm »
I'm confused by the joystick mounting.  :dizzy:

Me too. Here is a picture of the joytick unmounted. I beleive he intends to only use the center mounting holes in the joystick plate. Hmm.



I'm also confused by the slots cut on both sides.

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 04:31:23 pm »
^I understood his intention with the mounting, but still found it confusing.

The slots didn't even need mentioning. They make no sense at all.

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2016, 01:36:26 pm »
Sorry for the confusion. I meant to encourage the use of whatever piece of wood the reader has on hand for the top plate. I had this left over top surface from a previous build but there's no purpose for those slots. The slots in the top plate are left over and should be ignored. You can see how they're used to slide and lock in place here:
http://www.cuddleburrito.com/gamething-diy-guide

All the sanwa joysticks I've purchased always had those 2 center screws holes. 4 seems overkill. Hasn't posed a problem for me yet...

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2016, 04:22:57 pm »
Sorry for the confusion. I meant to encourage the use of whatever piece of wood the reader has on hand for the top plate. I had this left over top surface from a previous build but there's no purpose for those slots. The slots in the top plate are left over and should be ignored. You can see how they're used to slide and lock in place here:
http://www.cuddleburrito.com/gamething-diy-guide

All the sanwa joysticks I've purchased always had those 2 center screws holes. 4 seems overkill. Hasn't posed a problem for me yet...






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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2016, 04:29:27 pm »
4 mounting screws, one in each corner of the rectangle seems like the most logical choice when mounting a joystick. But hey, maybe you are really delicate with the joystick while playing fighting games.
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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2016, 05:34:34 pm »
4 mounting screws, one in each corner of the rectangle seems like the most logical choice when mounting a joystick. But hey, maybe you are really delicate with the joystick while playing fighting games.

Worst case Ontario, he'll learn through denial and error.

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2016, 06:20:17 pm »
I used #10-32 bolts. If fastened to their unlubricated tighting torque of ~30lb-in, they'll provide >800lbs of clamping force.

https://www.google.com/search?q=%2310-32+torque+on+force&oq=%2310-32+torque+on+force&aqs=chrome..69i57.5391j0j7&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=119&ie=UTF-8#q=%2310-32+tighten+torque

It's a miniature arcade stick, applying anything more than 2lbs to the joystick will send it off your lap. This isn't a stand up cab you're putting your full weight in. I'm confused why it would come loose. However you guys want to play arcade games is fine by me, simply drill more holes in your top plate than I did.

Did I mention this was a simple and fast stick?

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2016, 04:08:21 pm »
Did I mention this was a simple and fast stick?

Don't worry, this is constructive criticisim... Imagine if you posted this on KLOV.

Personally, I like the ingenuity behind a 3D printed "quickstick". (Disclaimer: "Quickstick" is a registered trademark of Gameroom Designs Canada.)

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 12:41:14 am »
Constructive criticism appreciated. Gave me the opportunity to thumb through the Machinery's Handbook

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 05:06:41 am »
Did I mention this was a simple and fast stick?

You did but Don't you think you should put a bit more time into it and make it a well designed one BEFORE trying to sell the build plans ???

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2016, 12:15:32 pm »
Did I mention this was a simple and fast stick?

You did but Don't you think you should put a bit more time into it and make it a well designed one BEFORE trying to sell the build plans ???



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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2016, 01:00:42 pm »
I didn't even click the links on his post. I'm still trying to figure out what the product is.

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2016, 02:32:02 pm »
Did I mention this was a simple and fast stick?

You did but Don't you think you should put a bit more time into it and make it a well designed one BEFORE trying to sell the build plans ???



I understand some of the confusion. I've made many arcade stick blueprints. Some free, others I've iterated many times. The link you posted is one of my designs I'm selling because a lot of time went into it. The pieces were optimized to minimize material and be cut from a single sheet of MDF. It's true and tested and I welcome constructive criticism on it. However, this thread is for an arcade stick you can 3D print, while you drill some holes in some scrap wood you may have. It's free and I invite people to modify themselves or request changes to the CAD files.

Here's a list of the frames I've designed. Some have links to free blueprints.
http://www.cuddleburrito.com/arcade-frames

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2016, 03:49:44 pm »
However, this thread is for an arcade stick you can 3D print, while you drill some holes in some scrap wood you may have. It's free and I invite people to modify themselves or request changes to the CAD files.

Here's a list of the frames I've designed. Some have links to free blueprints.
http://www.cuddleburrito.com/arcade-frames

Hence the confusion, as this is the retail sales board.

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Re: Simple and fast arcade stick build
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2016, 04:04:19 pm »
whot ah yoo sellin ???

  
 

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