DIY Nintendo Wii classic controller clip 3D printed…

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DIY Nintendo Wii classic controller clip 3D printed…

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Chris writes –

I made a clip that connects the Nintendo Wii remote with its brother, the “classic controller.” It’s my best guess at what the mysterious unused button and associated slots are for on the classic controller. The part has been featured on video game websites such as Kotaku & Joystiq, as well as Digg & Engadget.

While the video game side of the story is probably of little interest to you all, what I think is interesting (as a MechE & a Make subscriber) is that I used my lab’s stereolithography rapid prototyping machine to make it. With the aid of some calipers, I was able to draft up the solid model in CAD in about an hour. I sent it to the machine, where it made the part in about 2 hrs with absolutely no supervision (i.e., I was able to go off and do my “real” work).

In my opinion, this kind of application of reverse engineering is what makes the prospect of having desktop 3D printers so exciting in this Web 2.0 world.

DIY Nintendo Wii Classic Controller clip holds your Wiimote (so you don’t have to) – Joystiq Link.

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