Popular modder Akaki Kuumeri has continued his series of creating custom-made accessibility accessories by building a one-handed Nintendo Switch controller.
Sharing the creation on his YouTube channel, Kuumeri posted the step by step development process of the one-handed adapter, the final version of which allows players – left or right-handed – to fully play Nintendo Switch games using just one hand.
Kuumeri shows off the final product, which he’s also selling on Etsy for about $200, being used with a variety of games that feature complex control inputs such as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – even winning a brawl with the controller while playing as the particularly difficult MinMin from Arms.
YouTuber Akaki Kuumeri has designed an attachment for the PS5 DualSense that lets you play with one hand. The 3-D printed piece was created for a design contest. https://t.co/yvIy241fgT pic.twitter.com/1PATqDnu6f
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Having previously created one-handed adapters for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller and the Xbox Series controller, Kuumeri commented that the Joy-Con adaptation was the easiest to do since the pair of controllers can be literally switched around to serve different purposes.
Kuumeri utilises this when creating the Joy-Con adapter, flipping over one of the Joy-Cons so that the left stick can be pushed against another surface to move the character around in the likes of Breath of the Wild. He also inverts the inputs (so that left is left and right is right), and brings control of the triggers and face buttons over using 3D printed connectors.
Speaking to IGN about his DualSense adapter back in January, Kuumeri said he began modding the one-handed adapters because Sony itself was doing nothing for accessibility.
Image Credit: Akaki Kuumeri on YouTube
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