Myoungshin Fanta Joystick fightstick for Tekken. Breadbox64.com

Oaky Fanta Fightstick

I just finished this custom fightstick for a German gamer. The stick is made from a solid piece of oak wood that I got from a local lumber mill and the fightstick is made for the Tekken fighting game. Due to this, I used a Myoungshin Fanta joystick as I’ve been told that this is the best Tekken joystick out there 🙂 This is how the Oaky Fanta Fightstick was made…

Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com

As the fightstick is going to be used on the Sony Playstation it has an IST pre-installed Brook PS3/PS4/PC fight board kit and a Neutrik USB plug for the cabling. The play buttons are Seimitsu PS-15 30 mm low profile pushbuttons (to make room for the internal cables as can be seen further down the post) and the rear ones are Sanwa OBSF 24mm’s.

First the holes for the buttons and the USB plug were made and pre-tested.

The holes on the rear side were then countersunk to make the pushbutton flush with the wood to avoid hitting them unintentionally during gameplay.Fightstick holes using a router. DIY fightstick. breadbox64.com

Fightstick holes using a router. DIY fightstick. breadbox64.com

Next up was cutting the big hole for the PCB and the joystick. I made a template for my router to make the cutting easier.

An extra long router bit was used to reach all the way to the bottom of the stick…

Making a fightstick with a long router bit. breadbox64.com

Making a fightstick with a long router bit. breadbox64.com

And the finished hole looked like this. Fightstick made from a solid piece of oak wood. breadbox64.com

Holes for fastening the joystick were done by these M6 threaded insert bushings to make fastening of the joystick invisible from the outside.

The joystick was then fastened, the PCB was mounted and the black 29 x 10 mm aluminum feet were screwed in.

IST pre-installed Brook fight stick PCB. breadbox64.com

Time for pulling the USB cable from the Neutrik USB plug to the PCB.

Fightstick made from a solid piece of oak wood. Internal wires. breadbox64.com

The holes did not pertrude the bottom of the stick to make the cabling invisible from the outside. Smalle holes were therefore drilled between the pushbutton holes for the wires.

Fightstick made from a solid piece of oak wood. Internal wires. breadbox64.com

Fightstick made from a solid piece of oak wood. Internal wires. breadbox64.com

I used the alternative USB connection as there was not enought room for using the Series A USB plug.

IST pre-installed Brook fight stick PCB. breadbox64.com

It was then time for pulling the pushbutton wires using this layout.

Tekken fightstick layout. Brook fight pcb. breadbox64.com

It looked kinda messy with all the cables…

Fightstick made from a solid piece of oak wood. breadbox64.com

I put a sleeve on the pushbutton cables to make a neat finish.

IST pre-installed Brook fight stick PCB. breadbox64.com

And finally, all the cabling were done and sleeved for a nice finish. Fightstick cable sleeves. breadbox64.com

Fightstick cable sleeves. breadbox64.com

The PCB was mounted on plastic feet.

IST pre-installed Brook fight stick PCB. breadbox64.com

The very last thing that needed done was the plexiglass/acrylic board.

Fightstick plexi glass. breadbox64.com

Fightstick plexi glass. breadbox64.com

…and mounted at the bottom of the fightstick!

Fightstick plexi glass. breadbox64.com

And finally the Oaky Fanta Fightstick was done! I applied several layers of oil intended for dining tables to make the stick more resistant to the sweaty hands of the gamer.

Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com

Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com
Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com
Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com

Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com
Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. Neutrik USB in fightstick. breadbox64.com
Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. Neutrik USB in fightstick. breadbox64.com

Myoungshin Fanta fightstick made from oak. breadbox64.com

Oaky fightstick with custom plexu glass. breadbox64.com

To make a nice finish I had a brass embossing stamp made that I made a burning mark with on the bottom of the fightstick. It says ‘Handmade by MtnBuffalo’…

Custom emossong stamp. breadbox64.com

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