A couple of Christmases ago I built this bad boy fightstick for my firstborn.

Fightsticks (fight sticks/ arcade sticks) are video game controllers fashioned after the retro arcade machines of a better era (80s of course), and are the preferred weapon of choice for competing in fighting game tournaments. Yes it’s a thing (see video below)

Back to the project – I used the incredible slagcoin site for most of my inspo, and purchased the buttons and circuit board from aliexpress (just search for “USB Arcade Stick” on the site).

Bummed I didn’t take more photos at the time. Good thing I have built two more since. 😉