Pandorus Fight Stick Overview

Pandorus Fight Stick
PriceThe Arcade Stick Shop
CompatibilityXSX / XB1 / XB / NS / PS4 / PC
Dimensions15.7″ x 10.4″ x 2.8″
Weight2.5 lbs


The Pandorus Fight Stick is a DIY hitstick case. Its inspiration came from its British creator having a health scare. The incident caused implications such as memory loss.

As the creator was recovering, he had the urge to start playing fighting games, such as Killer Instinct, but he did not like the experience using a regular controller after suffering from brain damage, so after trying a commercial fightstick, the Pandorus Fight Stick was conceived using LibreCAD, software he had to relearn after memory loss.

The Pandorus is a hitstick simply because the creator could not decide on a fightstick or hitbox layout, which is a blessing in disguise.

The controller has 5 mm Perspex plastic top & bottom panels that are transparent, and the side panels are 3 mm. A solid base with decent weight is formed by 20/60 black anodized aluminum extrusions. More specifically, there are:

  • 5 Perspex panels
  • 4 Perspex side panels
  • 8 aluminum extrusions

The joystick can be a Sanwa JLF with a 4 lbs spring, the actuator can be 1.5 mm, and a Phreak Mods shaft can be added. The buttons can be Crown/Samducksa SDB-202 MX buttons that are 30 mm and Sanwa buttons that are 24 mm.

The secondary button holes are 12 mm. In general, 24 or 30 mm screw-in buttons are acceptable. Korean joysticks can be catered for if you message the vendor prior.

In the Street Fighter 6 layout, there are button holes for R3, L3, and touchpad. The extra button holes are for L2, R2, and the Antagonist 2.0.

The PCB can be the Brook Wireless Fighting Board with a Bit Bang Gaming Players LED PCB. There can also be an RP2040 Advanced Breakout Board.

There is an LED mount. Future plans include incorporating the player LED and button vision panel with the internals as well as a hinge system for easy access. For now, a custom layout, such as for Street Fighter 6, may be requested.