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    Default Pics of my custom built happ joystick

    Special shout out to Gideon for showing me this link, and my girlfriend's dad for helping me build it (though he still doesn't exactly understand what a playstation IS







    I saw that link about 2 months ago, and right then and there I knew I had to do it. This thing works awesome. I choose to use a 3rd party psx controller simply because of the wide variety of adapters available (so far it works on my psx->usb, and I'll be picking up a psx->dc adapter very soon).

    I've fallen in love.

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    That looks great. I was either going to just shell out the $100 for a custom one or do it myself, but now that I have the link I guess I'll try it out this summer.

    BTW: how long do you think it took from start to finish?

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    well, i am officially jealous
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    Oooh painting that looks like it would be fun. (:

    But it looks very nice as it is.

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    I actually decided against painting it and put some polyacrilic over it, which has a very nice 'feel'. I debated for a long time as to how I was gonna finish it...i kinda like the homemade look it has with the clear coat. Other option was to put contact paper on it but i tossed that idea out pretty quickly. When i originally ordered the red buttons, it was gonna be on black paint/contact paper.

    As far as how long it took...hmmm...AWHILE. If I had to put a number on it I'd say a good 10 hours, but I was taking my time...it could be done in 5. Plus, I didn't actually cut the wood as I didn't have access to a table saw. It was FUN work.

    I lucked out and had access to tools + spare psx controller so it only cost me less than $40 (the wood was free too

    You may also notice that there appears to be no bottom. The bottom is actually inset, which makes it look a bit nicer...a decision made by the wood cutter which made me happy I have to recommend this project to everybody...it really isn't that hard and it just makes mame soooooo much more fun. When i get my dreamcast adaptor i don't think anybody is gonna see me for a few weeks.

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    mmm... guinness and video games a nice mix

    nice work

    makes me want to try

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    Great job... that looks nice!

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    I was thinking about building one of these too. I'll guess I will build one over the summer. Thanks for the link.
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    i wish i had a drill press when i did mine >_<

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    Nice piece of work. One of down-the-road projects is to build a tabletop MAME box. I was going to build an optional player-2 controller set and I had something like this in mind for the layout. Anyway, thanks for showing us all how it's done.

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    i wish i had a drill press when i did mine >_<
    I didn't have a drill press either, but there is an official capcom template on that website which is an absolute must. I just guessed on that 7th neogeo button.

    Also, since a few of you seem interested in making your own here is another site which is helpful:

    http://wrongcrowd.com/arcade/


    he's got a custom foot pedal for time crisis on that site....hmmmm...next project?

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    Where did you buy the joystick and buttons from?

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    you can get them at http://www.happcontrols.com

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