Zach Zupancic

Zach Zupancic

Senior Designer, SolidWorks addict, AutoCAD zealot, Cyclist, Shade Tree Mechanic, & moderately tall. 

Fight Stick

Mornin'

So I know that it has taken me a bit of time to actually post anything, but meh I have been fighting streets and building stuff. This is one of those things.

When I heard that Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike was coming to online download I had to finally break down and fight stick it up, after all pads don't look as nerdy. While I could have just bought one that works and looks like this...

Street Fighter IV fightstick from Mad Katz

But as you know by now, I am the kind of person that would rather build than just buy. So on to it!

Wade and I started with a bunch of research at http://www.slagcoin.com/joystick.html and then purchased the buttons and joystick on EVO2k11 weekend. They all came in a few days later, minus the joystick's ribbon cable... BITCHES!! few days after that we went to Home Depot to pick up the few tools that I didn't have, and then be fucking ballers and buy really nice wood.

Super custom Fight Stick
Super custom Fight Stick

Shortly thereafter we made some cuts to said fancy wood and come up with this.
Super custom Fight Stick

Made a few holes and mounted one side
Super custom Fight Stick

and then Then a puppy came over
puppy night!

Finished up the sides and back and then made the cuts for the buttons.
Super custom Fight Stick

yeah... kinda big...
Super custom Fight Stick

Then got it all wired up, only to have it fail because I needed something crazy to get the buttons to work with a ps2-a controller...
Super custom Fight Stick

Wade saved the day and lent me his ps1 controller and within a short bit I had it all connected and rocking to the max!

fight stick

Super custom Fight Stick

fight stick

I have yet to secure everything down to the bottom board and clean it all up because the ribbon cable has yet to show up, but when that does I'll be sure to post the photos of the finish product.

Now I am going to start drinking, taking photos, cycle around town, and having fun with my cousin and his kids (they won't be drinking) in Santa Rosa!

-'till next time