Hands hurt after gaming on your 3dsXL?
Maybe you're old, hands too big, or the control scheme just doesn't situate ..
Well.. you can experiment with my latest gamepad-style gaming grips!
This is a hybrid style between Playstation and Gamecube which I feel works quite well for the wide body and weight of the 3dsXL.
Takes very little plastic.. quick to print! You' only need 4 small screws, I used M3x6.
Screen angle for 3d is perfect with no funny "ghosting" & you can just let your hands relax and hold your 3ds like a modern console controller.
Most 'things' unimpeded, holes for pretty much everything else (stylus, volume fader, bumpered cartridge slot, IR, DC, accessory mounting holes, headphone port)
..it doesn't close 100%, but very nearly..more than far enough to go into sleep mode.
I also threw on an earbud cord organizer to keep things tidy up front.
Enjoy & Happy Holidays!
(UPDATED_3ds_right_grip_v2.3): v2.3 I've added a small hole on the right grip for the wireless on/off toggle switch.
The old version without the hole, v2.2, will remain available.
Print the bracket on your high infill setting. Print the handles however you see fit for your printer and filament.
Remove the supports with tweezers, needlenose pliers, or a hobby knife, then be sure to do a thorough clean up job to remove scraps or plastic tabs. clean up sharp stuff with light sanding or heat.
Next, assemble onto the unit, by sliding the pieces together over the 3dsXL. Start with the bracket, slide on from the back of the 3ds base, then center. Place both handles in their respective positions and slide it all onto the 3dsXL + bracket
Compress the pieces together, ensuring the holes for the screws are all in place. (Clasp the entire unit by both controller handles, or use the rings on the backside.. just keep it tight.. then alternating sides, screw 4 M3x6 screws into each hole.