Sheikah Slate Accessibility Adapter

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Sheikah Slate Accessibility Adapter by Vexelius Apr 27, 2017
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Foreword: On April 2017, I received an e-mail asking for a customized adapter that would allow a gamer to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild using only the right hand. However, the person who requested it didn't provide me with any feedback after the first prototype was finished. So, I started testing it on my own and discovered that, although it worked properly, its use would be uncomfortable for a lot of users. Due to its size and shape, only gamers with big hands and/or long fingers could use it comfortably. For that reason, I strongly encourage you to try out my other two adapters, which proved to be more successful:

For left-handed users: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2443517
For right-handed users: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2692609

In December 2017 and January, 2018 I received a couple of requests asking for some improvements upon this design. So, now I'm updating it, with a couple of new features.

First of all, now you can choose from two different bases: One optimized for left-handed users and other one for right-handed users. The other parts of the assembly will work seamlessly with both of them.

I adjusted the dimensions for the Base.stl files. Now they can hold both Joy-Cons in a more efficient (and safe!) way. For extra security, I included a new part: JoyConBelt.stl, whose purpose is to act as a "lock" to prevent the Joy-Cons from slipping.

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Flashforge Creator Pro 2016










The use of honeycomb infill is strongly recommended to print the RightHandBase.stl and LeftHandBase.stl files successfully

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I like the design and I am printing one out for a friend of my wife. I was wondering if you could create a little lip on the top of the unit (the big open side)? So when you slide in the joy-cons the lip helps hold them in while pressing the shoulder buttons.

Sure! Right now I'm working in making a new adapter optimized for right hand use: It'll be easier to print and won't require assembly. However, in the meantime I'll improve this design with your suggestion.
Can you wait for a couple of days? I'm doing my best to release the new designs as soon as possible, as I know that there will be a lot of new Switch users during the holiday time.

Sure. I was trying to modify it in Fusion 360 and either it would crash a lot or not produce smooth sections like I wanted.

I like the idea of not requiring assembly. With the current design I was going to print out two spares of the parts (not the base) in case they break anything. Really cool design.

I have just uploaded the right-handed version! https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2692609
I really suggest you to download and print this one, as it uses less filament and allows the user to perform actions that would be very difficult for this prototype.

Single hand Joy-Con adapter (Right)


My son is also left-handed only (right hand is paralytic), and he has to small hands for that one to work. Is it a lot of work to make a left-hand version of the right-hand adapter? I would be happy to pay for a left-hand version if it's too much work.

Hello. I already have a version for left handed users: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2443517
I suggest you to download the file labeled MainGchV2.STL, which is designed for users with small hands.

Single hand Joy-Con adapter (Left)

I'll print it out later; currently printing something now. Thank you for the design I hope it works out.

I'm new to the Makerbot community, so I wanted to ask how difficult it would be to make a lefty version of this.

Thanks for the design! :)

Hello! If you are a lefty, I encourage you to try this adapter instead: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2443517
It was optimized for left hand use.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Single hand Joy-Con adapter (Left)

what filament did you use? Specifically, what's the shiny stuff for the shoulder button extension?