About this project
What is a Universal Joystick Plate?
The Universal plate is a 16 gauge steel plate made to mount to most of the popular joysticks today and allow they all to be used with each others respective mounts. If you have every tried to put an LS-32 into an Dynamo cabinet, or mount an IL stick in a fight stick case you know the pains of trying to make things match up.
What's the answer? Make one common plate that replaces all of these (and a few not shown), the Universal Adapter plate.
No more need to file out the edges of a Zippyy joystick plate to get it to fit inside the IL screw holes or add washers to put a JLF into an IL/Happ mounting spot. Simply replace the top plate on your JLF and you can easily mount it in a variety of places.
Have you just discovered how awesome the LS-56 and LS-40 series are but can't figure out how to get these to mount in your current fight stick? The universal mounting plate allows you to solve this problem with ease.
How does this work?
The universal plate is mounted to the specified joysticks using the standard mounting holes provided by that joystick (see the picture below). This replaces the standard mounting plates that come with these joysticks and allows you to mount your favorite joystick into your favorite fight stick or cabinet.
We are ramping up for Christmas and this plate just isn't in the funding cards for now. We thought it would be a great way to explore Kickstarter and give this project a chance to get started in 2013.
Our hope is that we can use this to start off a line of adapter plates to completely eliminate the need to "rig" up adapters.
The Primary Goal - $1200 -
This will provide the funding needed to produce the first full run of Universal Adapter plates. Plates will be 16 ga steel with black powder coating.
The Stretch Goal #1 X-Arcade compatible plates- $1500 -
This was requested directly on the BYOAC forums. This adapter will be strictly limited in size to the dimensions of a Happ Competition or IL Euro joystick so it can fit into the tightly routed space on an X-Arcade Stick.. This adapter allows full compatibility of the specified Japanese joysticks with standard IL/Happ mounting. However unlike the Universal Adapter Plate, a few of the holes for standard JLF mounting have been removed. This means you can mount a JLF into IL hole patterns, but can not mount the IL stick into JLF hole patterns.
If we reach this stretch you will have a choice between these plates and the standard Universal Plates
Stretch Goal #2 $2000 - Ms Pac and Small Plates
If we raise over $2000 we will also be adding a set of Ms Pacman adapter plates and small plates to our production run. The Ms. Pacman plates allow for any of these joysticks to be mounted in a classic Ms Pacman machine. The plate is shown here:
The small Japanese style plates, allow for most of the Japanese stick mounting holes but eliminate the IL/Happ holes. This allows for plates that need to fit in tight quarters.
If we reach this stretch goal you will have a choice between these plates and the standard Universal Plates.
Known stick compatibility:
- Sanwa JLF
- Sanwa JLW (requires a small piece of plastic to be cut)
- Seimitsu LS-32
- Seimitsu LS-40
- Seimitsu LS-56
- IL Eurostick
- Happ Competition
- "Pink" topped joystick
- Paradise LED joysticks
- Fight Stick #1 and #2 at Paradisearcadeshop.com
- Classic Nintendo Control panels
- 2 way Classic Williams mounting
- Wico sticks
- Round House from GGG
- More being tested and added!
Risks and challenges
Most mechanical projects like this are limited by production timing, quality and design.
We are using a manufacturer that we know well and use often. They promptly deliver accurate parts. If this Kickstarter is more successful than anticipated, we do have alternative manufacturers who can be utilized to keep up with demand.
In regards to design, we have mounted an tested these plates. Dimensions have been matched with known dimensions as well as matched with stock in hand. These are made from steel plate to deliver long term durability and are being powder coated for a clean appearance.
We are 100% confident in our ability to deliver these plates to meet or exceed the expectations of our supporters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Depending on which stretch goals are reached, we will offer any of the plates to fulfill pledges.
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