Thanks for the links and recommendations guys. I’ve previously considered modifying an existing fight stick but they rarely go sale here and the Madcatz TE fight sticks are difficult to come by here in Australia and they’re not cheap either – even pre-owned.
For now, the case is really my second priority as am more concerned about the electronic side of this project and hoping there was a step by step guide that somebody had created that could be easy to follow for beginners. I’m referring more about wiring. I really like the simplicity of this project and how it avoids using USB encoders or soldering. It’s just a shame that it doesn’t go into extensive details on parts and the process involved: