Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 21 to 40 of 66

Thread: Challenging the Concept of Arcade Sticks

  1. #21
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    "Obviously Better Layout That Emphasizes Stick Handling" Makes me think of a Hockey stick arcade stick.

    Which would be a feat, especially if it was usable as a hockey stick too. And Awesome. It would be sooooo awesome.
    Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.


    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED IGLOO 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt S2 IBO


  2. #22
    You're stupidity is terminal Five_X's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontariariario
    Age
    23
    Posts
    23,694
    Friend Code
    BN: FiveX#1720
    Blog Entries
    34
    Kitty!
    The Manhattan Project: Is it a sin to kill for your country? In an age of nationalism, where do you draw the line between right and wrong? In the 1960s, eight people seek peace amidst war and tragedy.

    Quote Originally Posted by LeopardBear View Post
    Well if you ever want to make good posts, you know where to start.
    Quote Originally Posted by Spinach View Post
    Canada might be the ideal.
    [11:20:46 AM] GlowStiks: lucina is supes attractive
    [12:40] Lace: lucina is amazing
    [12:40] Neir: lucina is pretty much flawless

  3. #23
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Okay... on my most current design, I decided to get rid of the HitBox(tm) layout- if only because I couldn't make it aesthetically pleasing.

    Here's my initial image to use for the top panels. I'm looking for other images of these two to use as well.
    Spoiler:



    Here's the (relative to the image above) image for the "bottom" (not the Bottom bottom) panel:


    Uncropped version for my "top" panel:
    Last edited by Epiren; December 7th, 2015 at 06:49 AM.

  4. #24
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    The second draft of the case:
    Spoiler:


    Horizontal - with top


    Horizontal - no top


    Vertical


    Here's the innards for my project box:



    Of note - I'm terrible at woodwork.
    Last edited by Epiren; January 12th, 2015 at 07:21 PM.

  5. #25
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Okay, I've completed designs for my artwork:

    Spoilered for size







    But onto the fun stuff - here's a hint to my next stick:
    Spoiler:
    Last edited by Epiren; January 12th, 2015 at 07:42 PM.

  6. #26
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    I'm really bad at trying to focus on one project.

    Here's an impulsive build - theme: Cupid's Bow:
    Spoiler:


    Base - an old high school project


    Rather than a joystick, we got directional buttons - and a Guilty-Gear styled button scheme (5)


    Spray painted black - only color I had on hand


    With buttons
    Last edited by Epiren; December 7th, 2015 at 06:49 AM.

  7. #27
    You smell like LCL. Strife ❤️'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Gender
    Female
    Posts
    9,431
    Blog Entries
    31
    Your dedication to fight sticks is commendable.
    It all returns to nothing, it all comes
    tumbling down, tumbling down,
    tumbling down


  8. #28
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Strife View Post
    Your dedication to fight sticks is commendable.
    Thanks.

    And here it is, wired!


    Front
    Spoiler:



    Side


    Wire
    Last edited by Epiren; December 7th, 2015 at 06:50 AM.

  9. #29
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    Don't the wires sticking out the back mess with the way its held? You cant hold it like a bow, since you'd be crushing the wire when holding it, and you cant really sit it on your lap for the same reason, plus the bowstring.
    Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.


    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED IGLOO 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt S2 IBO


  10. #30
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    ...
    ......
    .........

    If I were making practical sticks, then I would be worried. However, I'm planning on bending the metal prongs so that they're more-or-less 90 deg to the side, which drastically changes the wires' directions. So at the very least, they aren't pointing towards me.

    As for position, I'll probably have it between my legs, with the bottom point on the ground. I plan on a greater bend to the bow's arc, so I'll at least have a greater buffer too.
    (Making excuses as I go)

  11. #31
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    So holding it like a cello or that santa you did? Interesting, though it would be cool if you managed to play standing and holding it like you were about to shoot. And maybe maining an archer character like Hawkeye in UMvC3.
    Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.


    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED IGLOO 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt S2 IBO


  12. #32
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    After putting it off for 3 or so months, I finally finished the painting/curing portion of the box.



    ... though I might have messed up on the bondo part...

  13. #33
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    ... I just noticed that I didn't even post the completed stick's pics...

    Well, it's been done for a couple of months now.

    Material:

    Wood: 1/2" MDF & 1/8" Plywood
    Clear 1/16" Plexiglass - 5" x 15.5"
    24 mm screw-in Seimitsu Buttons (9) - Addendum: due to the stick placing, I had to remove the L2 and R2 (LT and RT) buttons.
    JLF Sanwa stick (Quick Release) - with bottom support.
    Kaimana LEDs (6)
    Kaimana PCB
    PS360+
    Rare-Earth Neo something magnets (A lot)
    2 Hinges
    Metal Picture Supports/Bar (4)



    Spoiler:








    Notes:

    Rather than using screws to fasten everything, I decided not to. For the base itself, I affixed everything with Bondo and 1/2" Dia wooden shafts. For the top panels, I glued strips of metal onto their undersides and then glued the metal supports to the sides. 1/4" Dia magnets then kept everything together. The hinges were glued to the bottom of the buttons' panel, held in place with 2 1/2" Dia magnets. Those magnets are really annoying to pull apart.

    I tried going for a mirror coat with paint, but due to the poor handling with Bondo, I decided not to. Maybe next time. Also, I broke the plexi a number of times. That wasn't pleasant. While the hole for the stick is in the center, the stick itself was not, so I had to grind away at the wood. I modded it with LEDs as well, so that it will gradually change colors from Red to Violet to Red again.
    Last edited by Epiren; December 7th, 2015 at 06:51 AM.

  14. #34
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    Heh, that pic with the rubber protector makes archer look naked. Turns it into a completely different picture. Also you lose points for not making the stick a penis head. This is the reversible one where you can move which side the stick is on right?
    Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.


    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED IGLOO 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt S2 IBO


  15. #35
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Pretty much. All I have to do if flip the Button's panel upside down - rotate it 180. I even have someone playing on it like that. Let me try to find it... Found it!

    Big

    Last edited by Epiren; June 23rd, 2015 at 01:06 PM.

  16. #36
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Since I'm the most active here, I'll just announce this: I'll be moving to China in the next week, so I probably won't be able to make new sticks for a while. Sorry, my Super Unicorn Deluxe Pinata Stick, with its rotating horn being the joystick, will have to be delayed for a while. But to end on a lighter note, here's the concept for my next stick:

    My God, it's full of stars!

    P.S. If you have any interesting ideas or concepts, I'll see if I can make them when I get settled.

  17. #37
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Epiren View Post
    But to end on a lighter note, here's the concept for my next stick:

    My God, it's full of stars!
    Screw that.

    So after playing for a bit here in China, it turns out that my current stick's shape is rather uncomfortable. I, after all, stick the stick between my legs for better grip, but the wide box shape is really doing a number. Ergo! New concept!

    (Done in SketchUp)




    Top


    Not colored


    Colored



    What do you think? (Personally, I was thinking more of a mahogany color, but Sketchup didn't have it )

    Note: Imgur is banned in China. The more you know.
    Last edited by Epiren; July 15th, 2015 at 06:27 AM.

  18. #38
    Drunk Anime Is The True Path. Mattias's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Where AM I?
    Posts
    6,531
    Blog Entries
    1
    Broken Links.
    Atlus: Just Make an Eroge Already.


    Gundam-a-thon Status: 0079 Zeta ZZ Char's Counterattck War In the Pocket F91 Stardust Memories Victory G Gundam Wing Endless Waltz 8th MS After War X Turn A SEED IGLOO 00 Unicorn AGE Reconguista The Orgin Thunderbolt S2 IBO


  19. #39
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    God **#**^@!!$!

    Is there an image host you'd like to recommend? Since I went through 4 ish and apparently they all don't work. >:[

  20. #40
    Not Ragna Epiren's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Searching for a Rabbit
    Age
    23
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,202
    Blog Entries
    1
    Alright, I got a VPN, so here's a model for my next stick. I've based this off of the Hori RAP 4 Premium, with a number of changes that you probably can't see. The most important though is the bottom chamfer - holding a stick between my legs hurts after a while, so the shape supposedly is going to fix that.



    Material wise, I am planning on using a type of plastic instead of wood. This is in no way related to the current ban of power tools on me, nosirree. For the walls, I was thinking of 25mm thermoplastic (gotta see what's around), with the top and bottom panels being 1.5mm of sheet metal. The top panel will also have 2-4 layers of 2mm thermoplastic similar to Wonderflex.

    Other View

    Top View

    Color Options

    Red


    Purple & Black

    And I made some sample artworks. Which do you think I should use? Keep in mind these are all drafts, so I didn't exactly use high res pictures:

    Artwork

    Heroines of Tsukihime Rebirth


    Tsukihime Manga


    Villains of Tsukihime


    Death
    Last edited by Epiren; August 9th, 2015 at 05:12 AM.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •