Hands-down my largest situation with the HTC Vive as a platform is the shortage of a thumbstick (or joystick or management stick or no matter you need to name it) on the Vive wand controller. While acceptable usually, the touchpad simply doesn’t get the job performed for some video games. Moving throughout Fallout 4’s Boston Wasteland for dozens of hours by rubbing my thumb on a touchpad or making an attempt to exactly maneuver the battlefield in Onward is simply not best. I discover myself preferring to play SteamVR video games utilizing an Oculus Rift and Oculus Touch lots of the time due to the superior controller.
But this 3D mod by Thingiverse creator Clinton Strawn (Eisenmeower) might change every thing.
This is cool: a 3D printed mod for the HTC Vive controller including a thumbstick pic.twitter.com/vW26NPKGlE
— Darshan Shankar (@DShankar) January 25, 2018
We first noticed this 3D-printed mod on Twitter, when Bigscreen foudner Darshan Shankar shared the GIF of the factor in motion, proven above. When we seemed into it additional, the design is definitely fairly genius. Instead of hacking the factor aside or changing something, it simply adapts a little bit joystick machine onto the highest of the touchpad to idiot it into pondering your thumb is making the actions.
We haven’t tried it ourselves but, however the result’s one thing that’s dead-simple to put in and surprisingly correct with few complications it appears.
“They’re fairly sturdy,” stated Strawn on Reddit. “I’ve had fairly a number of orders over the previous 2 months and 0 complaints or returns. 50+ hours between Fallout and Orbusvr and no indicators of degradation on my finish.”
While customers are greater than welcome to obtain the recordsdata and make them on their very own utilizing a 3D printer, you too can simply buy a single joystick ($7.59) or a pair of two ($14.99) straight from Strawn on eBay.
Between the Vive Wireless Adapter, these cooling followers, VR Covers, and now this, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the Vive reaches Gameboy ranges of moddable elements.
Let us know what you consider this new mod down within the feedback under!
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