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Adaptive Gaming Controls

 
Jay H - Citizen Ambassador
(@jay-h-citizen-ambassador)
Member Admin

G'day, there have been inclusively designed gaming controllers designed and sold by Microsoft for XBox/PC.

The controller has 3.5mm ports so any button or switch can be adapted to suit your needs.

Can also be adapted for use with other consoles via an adaptor.

 

The link below is an example of how it can work:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/juonbw/wholesome_100_dad_made_custom_controller_for_her/

 

How it works:

(1) Microsoft's adaptive controller connects to Nintendo Switch via third-party USB adaptor:

 

Adaptive controller: Microsoft/xBox:

Game Console: Nintendo Switch

Third-party adaptor: 8bitdo wireless usb controller adaptor

(2) Connect custom joysticks and buttons to Microsoft adaptive controller 3.5mm jacks:

Back view of the Xbox Adaptive ControllerTop down view of the Xbox Adaptive Controller with added accessories connected to the controller

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Topic starter Posted : 18/11/2020 8:06 pm
Joe
 Joe
(@joe)
Member Admin

This is excellent Justin, thank you for sharing.  I am sure other gaming enthusiasts will enjoy your overview.

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Posted : 17/06/2021 3:17 am

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