Custom GameCube controllers for Nintendo Switch
A YouTuber just turned a dream into reality by turning his Nintendo Switch Joycons literally into the GameCube controllers!
A simple idea that gamers had always wished for a custom joycon, but was never on the to do list for Nintendo.
So hoping to bring his ideas into fruition, he took to task in this arduous mission.
The basic idea is simple, take the original GameCube WaveBird controller shells and split them into half.
The rail attachments scavenged from original Joy-Cons were added on using customized 3D printed components, along with modifications to the triggers and thumbsticks to accommodate modern controller innovations like clickable joysticks.
He also had to drill holes to add additional buttons for the plus, minus, home, and screenshot buttons required by the Switch.

Modder: Shank

The project required some help from other modders: Shank commissioned GameCube controller expert BassLine to help cut out a left-side Z button so that the GameCube Joy-Cons could be used to play regular Switch games and also got help from YouTuber Madmorda for both custom resin Joy-Con buttons and a classic GameCube purple paint job.

After that came all the wiring to match the Joy-Con circuit board to the GameCube buttons and sticks, which due to the Joy-Con's complexity was particularly challenging.

His finished product was amazing, offering wireless, detachable GameCube controllers that can be affixed right onto a Switch.
He had only used Nintendo hardware from the Joy-Cons, all the Switch functionality, including HD Rumble, Amiibo support, and gyroscopic aiming worked like a charm!
A true blue gamepad that feels exactly like an old-school GameCube controller.
He even customized the center grip piece, allowing the two halves to be used wirelessly as a single regular controller (just like the normal Joy-Cons can).

The finished product might look simple to make, however, in reality, the process is extremely complicated and can only be accomplished by the most seasoned of hardware modders.
Hopefully Nintendo would make an official version for the ultimate portable Smash Bros. device.

GameMove
Date: 03-Feb-20