thecontrollerproject.com is running a nice competition…

thecontrollerproject.com is running a nice competition…

 

For those not aware – thecontrolerproject.com exists to make custom computer game controllers – particularly for people with disabilities, it’s one of my favourite little projects and I think people should spread the word. In this particular case – the competition is looking for ways that the trigger buttons on standard control pads can be accessed from the top of the controller.

The video is below:

I’m going to be having a bit of a tinker myself, and I’m looking forward to seeing the entries… I’m expecting to see something like, this kindle operator I posted earlier today. Realistically I imagine that the most simple solution will involve two pads, a housing to hold them together (one with the controller buttons pointing up, and one with the trigger buttons pointing up) and a signal splitter to get both . I’ll be honest – I have no idea if a signal splitter works on modern controlers…  I stop at about this level…

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2 thoughts on “thecontrollerproject.com is running a nice competition…

  1. thanks Joseph,
    I think it is important to point out the main goal of this contest though. I could design complex systems that achieve the same results, but building those/modifying controllers is time consuming and complicated. I’m searching for easy to assemble, no solder, fairly cheap methods of solving this particular problem.

    This would allow a much bigger group of people to be helped.

    I love the complicated things as well, but this contest has a goal… 5 easy fixes for people without advanced skills!

  2. :) Yay! genuine comment! Ahem… Apologies – I didn’t explain that very well – I was wondering if one could purchase a signal splitter (and a quick google tells me I can’t) and then 3d print a housing – I utterly agree that it’s better to have the ‘least technical’ solution…

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