May 22, 2014 AT 11:30 am

STL Show & Tell: SNES Controller #3DPrinting #3DThursday

3D Printed SNES Controller on Thingiverse

Thingiverse user srepmub shared his awesome 3D Printed SNES controller.

Spectacularly useless replica of the wonderful SNES controller/joypad. Electronics and connector not included. Rubbers quickly modeled and not printed/tested. Perhaps these could be made with flexible filament. Looking forward to also replicating the PCB once my printer can mill those.. ;-)

Because retro gaming is best done on original hardware of course, it might be interesting to combine this with a SNES emulator.. Tested for now on a real SNES, and everything works well.

Additionally serves as a nice construction puzzle for kids.. ;-)

Having had a little experience hacking the SNES controller, I’m pretty confident someone will make a sweet bluetooth mod. Using Ninjaflex to create the elastomers is a great idea (bare conductive paint for the contacts?). Etching your own PCB on your Desktop Mill is definitely already happening!

We carry SNES controllers in the shop, but we love the idea of 3D Printing your own!

Download Available on Thingivese.


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