Making your own arcade sticks for home console use is a fun project for many retro gamers. This is particularly true if the console's original controllers are poorly designed or hard to come by. Fortunately, the internet is full of resources for those with little experience with the wiring and soldering required to build an arcade stick. Plus, thanks to the popularity of MAME, there are also several suppliers of quality arcade parts.
Have you built an arcade stick for a classic console? Ever wanted to try? Post pics and experiences here.
Below: My effort at DIY 7800 arcade sticks. The boxes are handmade from wood, buttons are Happ, sticks are IL (Euro-Happ). For the graphics, I went with a "Home Pong" inspired theme and transferred the image to wood. The button wiring was tricky but they work like a charm. If I ever do it again, I'll go for a shorter stick and a wider base. These have been my "go to" 2600/7800 sticks for almost a year.