Friday, July 13, 2012

Featured Stick: MuffMan's VAS22

In November of 2002, to celebrate his nephews birthday, Vice President Miyamoto Tanaka of the Umbrella Corporation commissioned an arcade stick to be built by two custom builders, one Voltech and a Kuyo Joe. That same year, Vice President Tanaka is believed to have been killed in a freak lab accident, and the two builders are still to this day missing. It is rumored that Miyamoto Tanaka hid access codes to the Red Queens Main Frame System. No pictures of the custom build exist and many doubt its existence. Until now...

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Featured Stick: Teddy Eddy's Mass Stick Update

DJ Teddy Eddy's Updated Mass stick

Dj Teddy Eddy had me reboot a Mass stick for him
After some custom 8 Bit art from Zong Hui, (the guy who produced the 8-bit version of the Evo Moment #37) and arranged by me
a fresh new coat of paint and all new hardware
Here's what he gets

Click the pic for more
Here's the before pic for reference

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Featured Stick: Bad_Boy_Brazil (VAS-HG Reboot)

Updated VAS-HG for Bad_Boy_Brazil
White River Powder coat
White PVC Frame
Added Tiger maple trim
New Custom Art
New wiring
New bottom Plexi

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Voltech Arcade Sticks and accessories - News 

   I'm taking my previous idea to make the welded on OEM style stick mount bracket to the next level and turning it into a bolt on solution. This would mean a couple of things.
1. I could make different mounting plates for different sticks and heights including (Sanwa, Seimitsu, Happ etc)

2. While they wont be available for my first run, the mounting holes will be pre drilled so you won't need it to use my custom plates but you can upgrade to it in the future once they become available.

3. You will be able to remove your stick without having to first remove all the buttons and art from your custom plates =D Tell me that's not Awesome!!!!

This might be old news and I might be the only one that cares but I just fitted the LS-32-02 PCB into my JLW and it works like a dream!!!! =D

 All I need now is a JLW short shaft for mounting it to a metal panel and I'll be able to install it into any TE or V.S. sticks. Anybody know if Sanwa already makes such a thing or if I need to make one myself?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Custom Mounting plates - Coming Soon!

I'm going to start making custom mounting plates and plexi's for some of the retail Arcade sticks on the market, ie the Madcatz TE and V.S. as well as other custom panels and cabinets.

I'm currently  working on getting the measurements I need so if you guys have any panels you want to see made I am excepting donations or loaners to help speed things along.

Contact me at for more info

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Featured Stick - Dezertg's VAS-TE

VAS-TE Elite
Harley Davidson Black Texture Powder Coat
Ebony wood trim w\ High Gloss Finish
Sanwa JLF Stick and buttons (6 on top 2 on the side)
Joytron Dual PCB
Premium Tech Flex wiring
Neutrik 4 pin XLR port to USB
Black and white Voltech Art

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Featured Stick - unlim's VAS-BSS

VAS-BSS Dragon Plate edition
Brushed Stainless Steel Case
Dragon Plate Trim
Sanwa Stick and Buttons
Dual mode Joytron PCB
Premium wiring harness

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Featured Stick - Crime_in_Partner's VAS-HG

VAS-HG Elite
White Gloss Powdercoat
Afzelia burl wood trim
White PVC Frame
Vewlix 6 button layout
Semitsu's, with PurpleArms' Arc Eye 2's installed.
The joystick is a JLF, retrofitted with a Toodles' Spark.
The white marble balltop comes from Butteroj.
The artwork comes from Dragon Age:Origins.
PS360, Arduino Mega for LED programming of the ArcEye 2 with an an Imp in order to switch to programming of the Arduino
Jinx's Aluminum feet, painted white to match the case

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Featured Stick - eperelez's VAS-HG Dragon Plate Edition

VAS-HG Dragon Plate Edition
Black Carbide Powdercoat
Dragon Plate Carbon fiber top and side plates
Black PVC Frame
Sega Six with 2 on the side
Joytron PCB w/ Premium wiring
Seimitsu Smoke buttons and Smoke bubble top
Premium TexhFlex Wiring Harnes

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Voltech Arcade Sticks Interview at Evo 2011

Here's a quick interview I did at Evo 2011 with Eric Zhang,

Some of the best parts of Evo are the great variety of thigns to do/see/talk about while you’re there. While waiting around for the SF2 high-rollers tournament to start, I had a chance to talk with veteran arcade-stick maker Voltech from Being an amateur stick modder myself, I shifted our conversation from good footsie-options with Super Turbo Chun Li to arcade-stick making. I also wanted to have a quick talk with him about the Sticks For Joy foundation here

Follow the link for the whole interview