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Modder makes GameCube Joy-Cons – and they work perfectly with a Nintendo Switch


A highly-skilled modder has made an impressive set of GameCube Joy-Cons that work perfectly with a Nintendo Switch.

Nintendo hardware modder Shank Mods uploaded a video showing off the GameCube Joy-Cons, and detailed the ardious creation process.

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Shank Mods, a self-confessed “avid” Super Smash Bros. player and GameCube controller “snob”, took a set of real Joy-Cons, tore them down to their bare components, put them in a GameCube controller, and wired buttons and sticks to the Joy-Cons’ board.

Getting the whole thing to work was an enormous effort that took several months, as well as plenty of 3D-printing. It’s well worth watching the video below to see what went into the project. Shank Mods used a WaveBird wireless controller as the shell – fortunately, the WaveBird centre body is exactly the same height as a Nintendo Switch. It’s almost like Nintendo wanted someone to do this.