Other Engineer Creates One-Handed Switch Controller Adaptor


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Since the Switch launched in March this year, one of the more common complaints I've seen from big, burly-handed gamers is that the Joy-Con controllers are too small to comfortably hold. But while the Joy-Con are notably smaller than controllers of competing hardware, their small size has at least notable advantage: it has made possible a peripheral that could help disabled gamers play with just one hand.

Mechatronics engineer Julio Vazquez has come up with a pair of 3D-printable peripherals that allow both Joy-Cons to be held in the same hand. One adaptor allows the two controllers to be placed side by side, and the other places them at a right angle to each other.

"This adaptor was developed by request of my friend Rami Wehbe," Vazquez says. "He wanted a way to play Zelda: Breath of the Wild using only his left hand, as he lost the ability to control his right hand due to a cerebrovascular accident."

Anything that makes gaming more accessible to a wider number of people is exciting, and the thought that the Joy-Con's small size would make this cheap and viable as an option is brilliant. Well done to Mr Vasquez.

If you have access to a 3D printer and want to try out Vazquez's ingenuity yourself, the blueprints for both adaptors can be found here for free.

Source (Kotaku)