The GameClip

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The GameClip by bernabap Jan 22, 2013
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To play Android games with the PS3 controller.


Print without support, I have designed the support only in the part that really needs and is easily removable.

The universal version you need to stick your cell phone case in it. I recommend the gray double-sided tape from 3M. It will work even with the wireless version, this tape is extremely strong.

To use the controller with your android you need this app:


The Android logo is from: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:10434

Have fun!

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Is there something needed to plug into the controller in order to use it or is there a way with blue tooth ot something

Worked really well, going to go game now!

Nice work! Did you made it on SolidWorks? Can you send the "GameClipWired" part or can you make the change to fit Samsung Galaxy S4 Please.

What material do you recommend for printing? It needs to be somewhat flexible for the initial clipping into the holder?

Yes it needs to be flexible, I have only tried with ABS.

I have just tried PLA and it works!

Awesomestuf bernabap! What software you used to create the dxf file? openscad is not recognizing it for me.

LibreCad. It is working fine for me with openscad 2013.01.
I just saved my scad file in the same folder as the dxf file and imported:

linear_extrude(height = 13.5) import("GameClip.dxf");

How did you get the PS3 controller geometry, was there a dummy you drew onto?

I'll have to use this in a future design!

I used a caliper to measure, my drawing is done in the dxf file.

I have to agree with cymon here. This idea has been around for a very long time. I even have something I bought (before I got my 3d printer) for my N900 (which was the very FIRST smart phone to pair a controller wirelessly). The design is pretty much a natural choice. The name - well thats up for debate.

Lol, you agree with cymon or with me?

The name I have chosen is just a response to a company trying to patent an idea from the DIY community.

Sorry I agree with you. Names are hard :) Anyway printing mine now. Should go well with my nexus

I love the labeling. I would have skipped that if I had made this myself. Very good.

The idea of using something to stick you phone into your ps3 controller is not from GameKlip. I have seen this many times before the existence of them.

Just to list some:


My design is just the natural shape that someone would do it to be printable.
I bet that if I had not do it the wired version you would not say this. But it is just the wireless version extruded with some shapes cutted to reduce plastic usage.

I had never used CAD tools before and did this in some hours using LibreCad and Tinkercad.

You support your argument okay but you didn't mimic any of those ones you showed me. You mimicked the shape and name of the GameKlip.

I'm not saying you've done anything wrong. Heck, the moment I saw the GameKlip I had the same idea, that I could model it very quickly and print off my own. But since this Ryan French guy is trying to make a little something from his innovation I would never have released it for free and undermined his business.

You gotta put yourself in his shoes. He wants to make some money from his idea. I support that. More ideas will flow if they can be profited from. And if one day you or I have an idea that will answer the problems of hundreds of people shouldn't we be allowed to profit from it? I can see how easy it would be to duplicate the squarehelper too, but I say let the man have his business for a while.

When the PS3s go on clearance then would be a good time to release this. GameKlip will have had a good run and this idea would be well in the realm of the hobbyests. That's my opinion anyways.

Whatever cymon.

Thanks for sharing this OP