A father who made a controller that can be used with Nintendo Switch for his child with movement disorder gets the best smile of his daughter
Rory Steel , director of Digital Jersey Academy , a provider of digital education-related services, for her daughterAva who is not good at fine fingertip movement because of hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP) , I created my own controller and published the process on Twitter. Thanks to the controller made by my father, the video that shows the best smile of Ava who can play the game as much as possible is spread on the Internet in an instant, and Steel has many praise voices Are gathering.
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Steel said, 'I bought a Nintendo Switch for my daughter's Christmas present, but her daughter has a motor neuron disorder and can only move the controller up and down. She wants to play' The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild ' However, the operation was too complicated, 'he said, deciding to create his own controller so that his daughter with motor disabilities could enjoy the game.
Therefore, we prepared a controller for disabled people Xbox adaptive controller developed by Nintendo Switch and Microsoft so that the input operation in game play can be customized according to preference. In addition to this, some parts that were purchased on eBay. Steel aims to create a controller based on the Xbox adaptive controller that will allow Ava to play the game comfortably.
Uses a stick that is larger and easier to operate than Nintendo Switch Joy-Con and Nintendo Switch Pro controller sticks. In the following movie, if you operate the stick in front, you can see how the camera on the screen of Nintendo Switch rotates and the hero's link runs around.
Controller success! Buttons tomorrow as I need a slightly larger drill bit than standard.Off the @BandQ then trials being in the morning. # Accessibility @Nintendo #switch @Microsoft #adaptiveController pic.twitter.com/gxQPjZlP20— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 18, 2020
In the following tweet, you can see that 16 buttons that glow blue and green are arranged around the two sticks attached to the homebrew controller. This button functions as 16 buttons of Joy-Con A / B / X / Y / ↑ / ↓ / → / ← / L / R / ZL / ZR / + / − / Home / Capture.
That's enough for tonight.Some serious soldering and wire management tomorrow morning for some game testing in the afternoon.My daughter is desperate to try but we've kept it a secret from her brother who's been itching to play #ZeldaBreathoftheWild . @ Nintendo @Microsoft pic.twitter.com/bgIC9h9aH3— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 18, 2020
The back of the controller made by Steel. It seems that soldering and code management were very troublesome.
The # 1 quality of a digital professional ... Patience ... Making inroads with the aid of coffee! The controller project is on target for this afternoon. # Accessibility @Nintendo #switch @Microsoft #adaptiveController pic.twitter.com/U5z1xjzROe— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 19, 2020
And a movie of Ava who plays 'Zelda's Legend Breath of the Wild' with a completed self-made controller has also been posted on Twitter. This tweet has been played more than 1.2 million times since it was posted on January 19, 2020, has retweeted more than 16,000 and collected more than 58,000 likes.
Finished! Ava gives my homemade #accessibility controller V1.0 the thumbs up.She can play @Nintendo #BreathoftheWild on her #switch like her friends now.All thanks to @Microsoft ???? #adaptiveController #XAC @brycej @ArranDyslexia @ shanselman pic.twitter.com/dOhGnUFZa0— Rory Steel (@JerseyITGuy) January 19, 2020
In conjunction with the controller, the link runs freely around the land of Hyrule.
Ava-chan with a full smile. Looks very satisfied.
Steel urges you to press this button ...
The map has been opened on the game. Apparently this button plays the role of Joy-Con's '-' button.
Phil Spencer, head of the Xbox brand at Microsoft, has responded to this movie on Twitter saying, 'I can't believe it and I'm smiling.'
Incredible. And what a smile.https: //t.co/jRSuqolRhB— Phil Spencer (@ XboxP3) January 19, 2020
In addition, Channel 103 of overseas media interviewed Steel, 'I created this crude low-tech device, but it seems that everyone on the Internet really liked this. Logitec and Microsoft said that We received an offer to create a better version 2 (Steel's own controller), 'he said.
In addition, 'I will take their offer with a higher level of technology, but assume that this project will be usable by everyone around the world, so I want a low-tech version Is a kind of controller that anyone can build at home, but now there is pressure from companies to 'make better controllers' .Who knows what the consequences of this pressure will be? He said he was going to receive proposals from companies, but he did not know what the project would look like.