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News hardware & software 12 January 2020, 18:41

author: Konrad Serafinski

Nintendo Switch with GameCube Controller - Impressive Fan Design

The popular youtuber has created unique Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch that look just like the GameCube controller. Moreover, they are fully functional and work both connected to the console and wirelessly.

The final effect of the modder's work is impressive.

If you are a fan of Nintendo consoles, you should take an interest in this topic. A popular youtuber, Shank Mods, created Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch, inspired by GameCube controller. The project looks really impressive and, above all, it works. The created boasted of his work on the channel and in just two days he managed to collect almost 100 thousand views. Below you can get acquainted with the process of creating the controllers and see the final result.

The creator admits that the video documents a long and exhaustive period of work and planning of the appearance and functions of the device. What seems most impressive is that the Joy-Cons are indeed fully functional and work both connected to the console and separately, wirelessly. To start working on the project, Shank Mods took apart an original Nintendo Switch controller and took all the necessary components from it. Then he did the same with GameCube pad (and several other pads). After several months of trial and error he managed to create unique Joy-Cons. It is worth adding that the matter was greatly simplified by the use of a 3D printer.

Okay, so how much does this thing cost, then? Nothing, because it's not for sale. And that's actually the saddest news. Although you can always try to do it yourself and follow the instructions of the creator and you might make your own controller. All you need is a soldering iron, some wires, painting skills, a few gamepads and a 3D printer. You can also buy a less fancy and personalized version, i.e. a GameCube controller dedicated to Nintendo Switch.

  1. Nintendo Switch - official website
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