A new question that has popped up recently is whether or not the Integrated Pico Fighting Board (IPFB) is compatible with the Panzer Fight Stick 3. In sort, yes it is with some caveats. The IPFB does not have a DP, LS, RS connection like the Brook PCBs where you can shift your lever between […]
Ready to build your Panzer Fight Stick 4 and need a bit of help? Here’s the official build guide! Download: PFS4-AssemblyGuide1.1
I didn’t start making Fight Sticks with the intention of turning it into a business. In 2012 I built a SuperGun and needed a controller to use. Based off a build photo I saw on the NEO-GEO forums using a Hammond Enclosure I broke out my tools, paint, and wiring skills and got to work […]
That’s a more complex question than you may believe! The Panzer Fight Stick 3 is a case built around the idea that it should be easy to assemble, customizable, and compatible with whatever YOU want it to be. The EZ BUILD system that comes stock with every single Panzer Fight Stick is designed around the […]
Many times people ask what the cutout sizes are for the Panzer Fight Stick Rocker Switches. These are the switches for LS/RS/DP mode and the LOCK ON/OFF switch found on the front of the case. Here’s a snip from the datasheet so you can customize that switch however you’d like for some wild builds! Further, […]
So, you have that fresh PS4+ board and Panzer Fight Stick ready to rock but you want to use the ProCable Kit so that your USB connection is secured to the max; you hook it all up, toss in your favorite Fighting Game and… no audio from your TV/speakers. What. The. Heck? According to Brook, […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – My SELECT button is showing pressed all the time! What’s going on?!
Recently, a customer sent us an email and stated their SELECT button was always being pressed. We ran through the normal troubleshooting to isolate the issue to a particular component and then it dawned on me, I bet a connector is soldered on incorrectly. When I was testing the PFS3 Hitbox EZ BUILD boards I […]
Panzer Fight Stick 3 – Electrical – Can I use the Brook PS4+ with Audio Board in the Panzer Fight Stick 3?
The short answer is: it depends on your modding skill level and willingness to do a little extra work. In the image below I highlight the differences in pin location between the boards. Because the EZ BUILD system was designed around the Universal Fighting Board and Brook thought it would be a good idea to […]
First, “lag” isn’t an appropriate term to use for Fight Sticks. There is no “lag” in the system, electrons are going to flow at the same rate always. What people call “lag” is actually system response time or latency. System response is the time measured from a button signal being sensed by the PCB, in our […]
People frequently ask what all the hardware sizes are for the Panzer Fight Stick 3/3i. Well, here you go! A complete list: Hardware that holds the top half of the case to the bottom: 6-32 threads – At least 1/2″ long (8 total required) PCB screws internal to the case: 4-40 threaded, 3/8″ long (8 […]