Originally Posted by csm11
Thanks for mentioning the arcade sticks.
I'd be interested in building one too. Are there any recommendations for that? Any sites or specific parts that should be used?
I hope to build one that could be used on PC as well as PS3, if that is possible.
All the information you need regarding arcade sticks is compiled there. I recommend using a hacked PS1 controller pad because it's compatible with the most amount of converters, in case you decide you want to play on something else like a Dreamcast. As for joystick and buttons, it's personal preference but your main choices are:
1) Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y Joystick + Sanwa OBSF-30 Buttons + OBSF-24 Buttons
2) Seimitsu LS-32-01 Joystick + Seimitsu PS-14-G Buttons + PS-14-D Buttons
3) Happ Perfect 360 (or Competition) Joystick + Happ Competition Buttons + 1-2 Player Buttons
Sanwa joysticks and buttons are the standard for Japanese candy cabinets while Happ joysticks and buttons are standard for American cabinets. Seimitsu Joysticks and buttons are kind of in between both and some people (including myself) love them.