I’ve been mulling around an idea for some thumbstick mods for people. There are several problems I can address and now that I’ve sorted out some issues with the filament I was buying for the 3d printer, I can start making these.


The plan I have is to make a modular system where you can customize the thumbstick extension a bit to suit your specific needs.

Ideally the system will meet the following criteria:

  • snap on and off so it can be used on other people’s systems or on new controllers
  • modular for customization in both position and form


I spent a little bit of time tonight and successfully designed the base piece. It snaps on quite snugly and looks sturdy enough to hold modules stacked on top. Now I have to design those!

As usuall, I really need to thank Lulzbot. Without their support, I wouldn’t be making these. With their support, not only can I make them but I follow lulzbot’s lead and I give them away for free. If you have need for these things, contact me and we’ll see if I can help.


Read the whole story and see pics over at Make: 


Finally finished the modifications to this controller. Head over to Make to find the files for the trigger extensions and further details on how it all went together.


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I finally got to do another mod! This one is documented over at Make. Go check it out if you have trouble with those pesky thumbstick clicks.

It has been a while since there has been an update. Too many other things have been demanding my attention.

First, let me apologize to those who have been emailing me. I’m sorry I haven’t been replying. I would love to help you out but currently don’t have the time myself. I’m currently trying to figure out a way to be able to help however I can.

So, that leaves me with this site. How can I use it to help? In what way can I utilize this site to continue to help those in need? The contest I held seemed to be quite helpful. We had several people offer great solutions. Maybe I’ll do another one of those.

Another thought I had was to post “Calls For help”. People have been emailing me with requests for controller modifications. I could possibly post those here for others to respond to. However, I’m reticent to post the ones that have already been sent since they didn’t agree to their story being shared publicly.


P.S. The forums appear to still have active members helping eachother. Thank you to those of you who have stepped up to supply solutions and work.

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