Happy Monday, Makers. In case you haven’t seen this fully functional Nintendo Controller coffee table, please take this opportunity to look at this fully functional Nintendo Controller coffee table.
It just so happens we were recently discussing game controller hacks in the office, prompted by a user on Thingiverse. Along the lines of the table above (okay, not really at all), is it possible to mold the basic scheme of a particular controller into something more custom?
First we wondered about reprinting the casing of a broken controller, or doing a quick sketchup and print of a joystick that broke off. But what if you wanted the joystick on the right, not the left, and what if your hand is so large or small that you want the D-button on the top, not the front. I’m making these examples up, but the question is: given the electronics of a controller designed for a particular console, could you 3D print a better shape to fit your hands and style of play? Or is style of play already so strongly determined by the familiar shapes of existing controllers? (,asked the non-gamer.)
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