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Man creates 3D printed device to help boy to play a videogame

Ana Duarte 于 2016-08-22 17:12 分享

About the solution

Because of his condition, Thomas wouldn’t be able to spend hours playing Minecraft, his favorite game, because most controllers are designed with buttons that are impossible to use by people with such a disease. That’s when Caleb stepped win: He designed a simple little piece of 3D printed plastic that attaches to a joystick.

“Thomas loves to play minecraft. I met with him and talked about what he needed in terms of a controller. At this point in time, Thomas doesn’t really need much. He can use an Xbox gamepad, a sixaxis controller, and keyboard and mouse. He has a little bit of trouble holding the triggers for more than a couple seconds, but he gets by. This meant that I really didn’t have a specific problem to solve so I just tried to build something that would help the most people possible”, the inventor explained.

Caleb began by developing a scratchpad prototype posted on Hackaday, before creating a dedicated website to share techniques. He also shared the full instructions, models and files on Thingerverse.

More info: http://bit.ly/2bbXwgt

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2bbNQks

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关于发明者

Caleb Kraft, from USA, is a maker who built a custom game controller for his young friend Thomas, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, to be able to play video games as his symptoms worsen.

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