UNIVERSAL MODDING KIT w/Brook UFB / Custom USB Cables / 20-pin Harness / Neutrik (Modding Made Easy Series)
When Brook released their Universal Fighting Board in January 2016 (launched at ARCADESHOCK.com) a whole new market opened up for the next generation of stick modding.
While the Brook UFB is an amazing product, the board by itself requires a bit more work on the user side without the proper connectors and headers, as well as a complementary list of cables.
MODDING MADE EASY by ARCADESHOCK (Special Thanks to Jasen's Customs for his continued help and support to make the modding community a more pleasurable experience).
The purpose of this kit is two fold. Make modding easy and save time doing it. If you're technical and love challenges putting together complex components to complete your fight stick, there's plenty of parts out there for you to tickle your interest.
There are others, however, that want to experience putting together their own master piece without the tedious requirement of making custom cables, connectors and figuring out of what major parts are required to do so.
So here you have it. The key components that will help you put together that custom arcade stick you've always wanted to do, but just didn't want to do all the homework doing it. Let's have some fun and do this!
Below is a list of parts that we put together to simplify your fight stick modding (besides choosing your joystick and pushbutton parts, of course).
Buy together, save time and money
Universal Modding Kit Parts
- Brook Universal Fighting Board w/ 20-pin connector and soldered headers
- AS Quick Connect 20-pin Harness for Fight Sticks
- Neutrik NAUSB Reversible USB Gender Changer (Type A and B)
- Neutrik SCDP Rubber Sealing Gasket for D-Size Chassis Connectors
- 7" (Inch) Custom Angled A to B Type USB Cable
- 10' (Foot) A to B Type USB Cable
Optional: PCB Feet [Set of 4] Self Adhesive (3M)
Brook UFB w/ 20-pin connector and soldered headers
It was quite a while back that we first asked Brook to make a custom UFB with the 20-pin header and soldered headers to help us with our custom modding projects. Once again, Brook came through and produced their Universal Fighting Boards with a variety of headers and a 20-pin male connector, which is the vital piece to making this mod kit super easy and efficient to install.
AS Quick Connect 20-pin Harness for Fight Sticks
Since you're building a brand new fight stick, you'll need this harness to connect the joystick, pushbuttons (with ground) to the PCB. One method of connecting all these wires to the Brook UFB is to connect each wire strand by strand to the terminal block in the appropriate spots, but this is a time killer. Our solution? A female 20-pin connector plugged right into the 20-pin male on the pre-soldered Brook UFB. We can't make this any easier and think of the time you'll save to put into tricking out the stick?
Neutrik Type A to B Reversible USB Connector (Choose Between Black / White)
This piece is the link between your system of choice (PS3/PS4/Xbox360/XboxOne/WiiU/PC) and your Brook UFB via USB. You will need a hole saw (as noted below for size / type) and a Dremel to sand / smooth it out. This is probably going to be the most labor intensive in putting together your stick, which really isn't that intense at all. Drill the appropriate sized hole, screw in with the includes screws and nuts and you're done.
Recommended Hole Size / Type for drilling Neutrik hole: 7/8 inch Dozer Hole Saw
Neutrik SDCP Sealing Gasket (Color Gasket will match with USB Connector)
Choose your preferred color to give the Neutrik NAUSB that finished look.
7" (inch) Custom Angled Type A to B USB Cable
This cable connects in between the Brook UFB and Neutrik NAUSB connector inside your fight stick, while giving it a cleaner and uncluttered look. You can find many lengths of USB cables out there, but this cable was made to be just the right length and give your mod that customized look.
10' (feet) Type A to B USB Cable
With your installation of the Neutrik NAUSB, you can connect this cable to your system of choice when in use and remove it when you're done. 10 feet (or 3.3M) in total length.
If you're going to mod your own DIY fight stick from scratch, this kit is a breeze. How about modding an existing stick, such as a Qanba Q4?
Here is a instructional video by Michael Yu of Khaos Gaming: