Construct Your Own Custom Video Game Controller

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Construct Your Own Custom Video Game Controller

Although most video games handle well enough with your standard controller, there are a few outliers that require something a little more unique. From fighting games to flight simulators, these games either need more buttons than a standard controller has or need some form of joystick or slider that’s not included with a standard controller. Andre Bandarra, who enjoys playing paraglider games, needed more than a standard controller to enjoy his game. However, because there really isn’t a market for paraglider games, he decided to make his own custom controller from scratch.

“I’ve played a few different paragliding games before and always found the problem of what controls you use. Mouse and Keyboard aren’t great. It’s kind of similar to a flight sim or car racing game, you need a joystick or racing wheel really,” Bandarra said.

If you want the full details on how he made the controller, you can find them on Bandarra’s Maker Share.

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Jordan has spent much of his life writing about his many geeky pastimes. He's particularly passionate about indie game design and Japanese art, but loves interacting with creators from all walks of life.

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