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Arcade stick project - Update 3

As I was researching how to paint metal, I found that the process is extremely tedious and deals with a lot of chemicals I'd rather not mess with. I'm no Walter White, after all. I then started to research vinyl decals. These are coated and meant for use on cars and outside applications so they'll last a long time. A nearby shop, Fast Signs, deals in these. I work with them frequently as they do some printing for my office so I won't be using the Casshern template. I don't feel right about getting them involved in copyright stuff like that. So I returned to the designing portion and came up with a classic looking Neo Geo design. It's very simple and it's something I won't get tired of, which is a plus.

Here's the basic design:

It was quite interesting seeing the innards of this controller. I highly recommend tearing shit up in the name of learning.

In the next few days, I'm going to start the wiring process. It's pretty daunting considering the thinness of the wiring I'll be using. Once I have the vinyl decal and the buttons and balltop in place, I'll get down to the soldering. Hopefully, this project will be finished in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
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About nilcamone of us since 9:53 AM on 01.31.2007

Old-school gamer. I started gaming with the Atari 2600. I became an addict with the arcade release of Street Fighter II at my college. The SNES release pushed me into buying that system and a lame arcade stick. I haven't looked back since then. I still consider the 16-bit to be the Golden Age of gaming. The current generation is keeping me pretty happy, especially with the fighting game renaissance that's happening lately. And, yes, I'm old.

Proud owner of: Kiwi Gameboy Color, Purple GBA, GBA SP, GBA Micro, PSP 3000, Clear NeoGeo Pocket, purple SwanCrystal, SNES, Genesis, N64, purple Gamecube, PS3, white New 3DS, black Japanese New 3DS, seafoam 2DS, and Wii U.

Favorite Games: Last Blade, Street Fighter Alpha 2, A Link to the Past, Minish Cap, King of Fighters, Ikaruga, Macross: Do You Remember Love, A Link Between Worlds, Ocarina of Time 3DS, Valkyria Chronicles, Professor Layton, Killer7, Pokken Tournament

Games on my mind:
Pokken Tournament
Zelda Picross
Hyrule Warriors Legends
PSN ID:nilcam


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