I knew Pikachu and Blanka were related somehow!
ATTENTION INTERNET: THIS IS A PENGUIN BEING TICKLED.
GODDAMMIT FUCK THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I’VE EVER HEARD.
Our Turn - Search It Out
Several months ago, my Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick TE-S stop functioning. It was a bit jarring to see it not working, especially because it was my primary arcade stick for fighting games. To compound the problem, this wasn’t something I thought could be fixed. I’m not an electronics wizard. :(
It would not be until late January, however, that I worked up the gumption to fix it using a completely new PCB board called the PS360. Using the PS360 would essentially solve two problems: first it would bring functionality back to the joystick and pushbuttons; second, it would make the arcade stick compatible with Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.
What’s great about the PS360 board is that it gives the user the opportunity to use the screw terminals (the black bars on the PCB) to secure the wires for the button and joystick inputs. You’d simply need to expose the wire by stripping off a bit of the wire’s insulation and insert it into the screw terminal to be clamped down with the screw. While this feature is incredibly convenient and prevents you from needing to solder; I found that it was incredibly difficult to keep the wires in securely. As a consequence, this forced me to solder all the points behind the board.
As you can see in the picture above, I was able to use the existing harness that was plugged in the barrier strip in the FightStick. I just cut the plug, stripped the ribbon cable into individual wires and soldered the points. Easy!
Once I soldered all the points, including the harness from the joystick, I reassembled the arcade stick. The PS360 board was secured down to the surface using adhesive cable tie mounts. Before I screwed down the top panel, I decided to test all the inputs. The face buttons worked, but I ran into an issue with the turbo/guide PCB: They didn’t work.
François De Roubaix - Les Dunes D’Ostende, a good example of Roubaix’s pioneering use of breakbeats & synthesizers.
(via Les Levres Rouges: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Wiring up a Playstation 1 PCB for arcade stick project.
I really love this Nerve Agents cover.
Board game reccomendation: Dixit
For fans of Apple to Apples (I think Dixit is better). The card illustrations are terrific.