GameCube JoyCon CAD Files

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Hi there,
thanks for sharing this cool project with us! I saw your Video so many times and finally started to try to recreate this on my own a few weeks ago.

I think it started very well and I'm at the point, where I was cutting the left Z-Button hole into the controller, which worked fine for me.
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But know I'm a little struggling with mount to keep the Z-Button in place. Do you or somebody else have a good idea how to recreate this in a good way? I tried to dig a little hole, which kind of works for the top, but all the things I tried for the bottom mount dont felt good and like it behaves like the original one.
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I would be very grateful for any suggestions and tips on this "problem". :)
 
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I've another question, cause I think you said nothing about it in your video: Did you integrate the infrared into your joy-cons?
 

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I've another question, cause I think you said nothing about it in your video: Did you integrate the infrared into your joy-cons?
I did not. There wasn't a way to integrate it without it sticking out like a big ugly tumor. It's not particularly useful though, especially for the types of games you would want to play with a gamecube controller
 
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Ah, okay, makes sense to me.
Another question: I tried to figure out which Start-Gamecube-Button would be the best choice for the additional Switch buttons to use. Can you give an advice what buttons and which height of micro-push-buttons you used? I tried the Wavebird with the 5mm micro-push-buttons I have at home, but the seem to big to fit properly. The normal Gamecube-Buttons fit well with it. I tought about mixing them up, since the color isn't identical, like Wavebird-Buttons for Plus/Minus and Gamecube-Buttons for Home and Screencapture. The other thing is the feeling. The micro-push-buttons I have at home don't feel like Nintendo-Buttons, what would be a nice plus to have.
 

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Ah, okay, makes sense to me.
Another question: I tried to figure out which Start-Gamecube-Button would be the best choice for the additional Switch buttons to use. Can you give an advice what buttons and which height of micro-push-buttons you used? I tried the Wavebird with the 5mm micro-push-buttons I have at home, but the seem to big to fit properly. The normal Gamecube-Buttons fit well with it. I tought about mixing them up, since the color isn't identical, like Wavebird-Buttons for Plus/Minus and Gamecube-Buttons for Home and Screencapture. The other thing is the feeling. The micro-push-buttons I have at home don't feel like Nintendo-Buttons, what would be a nice plus to have.
For the actuators I used orange squishy tacts. For the buttons I used regular GameCube buttons, but I filed down the guide pieces, and instead glued a solid core wire (like a resistor lead) to the back of the button to be the guide piece to keep it from falling out
 
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You'd have to change the start button mounts a bit, but it would be really cool to use a for parts Wii u pro controller +, -, and home buttons since you already need one for the clicky sticks. Stick with the gamecube start for the screen capture maybe. I enjoy having the buttons labled like they are on a wii u pro. A slick white or black Wii U pro style with a gamecube feel for finished product would look cool too. I might have to look into that if I attempt this build.
 
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