Video games are a great way to relax and sometimes speed up your heart rate. But unless you’re playing a game like dance revolution, control almost always requires the use of both hands. Even older Atari controllers benefit from using the other hand to provide support.
But what if you don’t have hands? Or do you have repetitive stress injuries? Or do you just want to eat cheese curls with chopsticks while playing? [Akaki kuumeri] have you learned about one of the greatest applications of 3D printing we’ve ever seen – an improved one handed Playstation dualshock 4 controller. If this seems familiar, it may be because [Akaki] made a ps5 controller version not long ago, but who can get one anyway?
Although [Akaki] did most of the demonstrations in the following video with their left hand, they were cool enough to make a right-hand version. In the left-handed version, the symbol button and right trigger are activated by the left hand, and the right joystick is used by moving the whole controller against the leg, table, sofa arm or anything you want.
[Akaki] even designed some optional accessories, including a leg strap. The version on the right is of course d-pad. But what should be the order of the arrow buttons? After careful consideration, [Akaki] finally determined ←↓↑→
We like that these symbols are made of precursor pressed in the groove, and think it’s great to make it connected to the controller and remove it with one hand. Take a look at the video below and see how it works in some games.