I never really liked the joystick, in the arcade or not (especially with fighting games), so I figured I’d remake the cover for this since I already made one.
I got the idea to use keys (Cherry MX reds in my case) after I started playing fighting games on my keyboard. Felt much better than a joystick, to me. The HitBox is another thing that popped up when I thought about this.
It’s not super ergonomic because of how small the box is.
I included two slightly different covers. One is the original size and the other has the ends cut off so that it fits my printer (220x220mm). I wanted to print it in one piece this time instead of cutting and epoxying it together.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!