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One-hand PS4 controller prototype development

One-handed PS4 controller adaptation. In order to let people who, for any reason, cannot use one of his hands.

One-hand PS4 controller prototype development

One-handed PS4 controller adaptation. In order to let people who, for any reason, cannot use one of his hands.

€31
pledged of €4,000pledged of €4,000 goal
2
backers
43days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, November 3 2019 8:47 PM UTC +00:00.

About

I am Daniel, an industrial electronic and automation engineer with a Master in automatic control and robotics. 

I have done some projects with arduino, rasberry pi, drones, pixhawk... Some of them were done  for fun and some others due to academic requirements. 

One day I was talking with one of my friends, who some years ago suffered an accident where he lost the mobility of his left arm. Despite the misfortune, he still wanted to play videogames so he looked for a controller adapted to be able to play with one hand and there was only one controller available and it cost more than 150€, it was designed for a computer and it needed a converter to use it in PS4. Furthermore, it was not so comfortable and it was easily broken some weeks after he got it.

Then I thought in 3D printing. I started to design a new controller, talking with him to adapt it in the most accurate manner, to make it more comfortable than the previous one, changing completely the design. 

Thanks to my knowledge in 3D printing and in electronics, I think that it is easily possible. What I only need is a good 3D printer and some materials to be able to transform a normal controller circuit to a better one. So, I would like to invest the money that I could get from kickstarter in these materials, and in all the tests that I will have to do. 

Of course, there are more people that could take profit of the one-hand controller. They could enjoy any PS4 and computer game while currently, they do not have any other good solution.

In the current stage of the project a first working prototype is done. It has been tested and with the feedback of my friend, I am doing some improvements. The good point of 3D printing is that it let you apply changes and test them in a very fast manner. The current electronic part of the controller consists in a modified PCB of an original PS4 controller.

The current and complete state of the project.

The raised funds would be invested in a better 3D printer, new materials and the electronic equipment to be able to design and manufacture a new PCB (or to order the manufacturing of a PCB in a specialised company).

With the right tools the controller could be designed in few months and later it could be adapted to work with other platforms.

Risks and challenges

The most difficult challenge is to design it to be very comfortable. But with testing and patience it can be done.

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