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« Reply #120 on: 06:21 AM - 06/19/22 »
Yeah, it was Switch. You'll need to find out if it's the Switch Pro or the Joy-Con though. I'm guessing the Switch Pro.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #121 on: 10:10 AM - 06/19/22 »
Currently designing the beginning stages of the back buttons. Lots of weird angles so it's definitely pushing my CAD skills.
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« Reply #122 on: 11:12 AM - 06/19/22 »
Yeah, it was Switch. You'll need to find out if it's the Switch Pro or the Joy-Con though. I'm guessing the Switch Pro.

Yup. This is what I bought initially and they fit great. Just didn't like the feel.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #123 on: 11:18 AM - 06/19/22 »
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Thanks for the suggestions! I might have to buy some Kontrol freaks and copy the clip design. But so many people have been ordering the others, I wonder how many people are interested in the clip on ones?

Yw! Good point.

Hell I want them for my other xbox/PS  controllers lol.
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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #124 on: 12:18 AM - 06/20/22 »
Thanks for the help everyone! I'll look into the clip on ones again soon.

Stoked to pull it off as far as I got it! This is not at all the final design, this is just a test template to ensure my measurements were correct. I'm now going to use this CAD file to build off of and make something cool. I might even make a few different designs to choose from.


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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #125 on: 08:04 AM - 06/20/22 »

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can you make something like scuf paddles?

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #126 on: 09:22 AM - 06/20/22 »
make them like elite paddles way better!

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #127 on: 10:45 AM - 06/20/22 »
make them like elite paddles way better!
or both so we can experiment :)

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #128 on: 04:42 PM - 06/20/22 »
Having super long paddles would be difficult. I would have to use a different material such as aluminum. Also, I don't think the click will feel right. I do plan on making them bigger and easier to reach and press.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #129 on: 10:38 PM - 06/20/22 »
I tried it in a similar way. With the Scuf Paddle. You can also buy them individually.
It is exactly as Lithe says. It doesn't feel good. Clicking is somehow not directly. Probably caused by the lever.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #130 on: 05:54 AM - 06/21/22 »
Exactly ganzneu1975, you need an additional mounting point on the shell.  My idea is to make larger buttons that will have a bevel that will make you pull inward to click, a bit more like squeezing a trigger. I want LP and RP a bit closer to where your fingers naturally rest. Very similar to the location and shape of your paddles if possible. The buttons will have a larger shape that are easier to press and are a little more ergonomic.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #131 on: 02:40 PM - 06/26/22 »
awesome job LITHE!  Throwing my sugru mod in the ring for consideration of one option.  The sugru isn't sturdy enough for my liking, even though it works great.  A plastic version would be so much better.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #132 on: 12:23 PM - 07/01/22 »
Got my sticks today ... big thank you LITHE, feels awesome and well worth the expense ... feels great under the thumb, really nice design, it's everything I wanted a thumbstick to feel like and more  :)

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #133 on: 06:10 PM - 07/03/22 »
Got my sticks today ... big thank you LITHE, feels awesome and well worth the expense ... feels great under the thumb, really nice design, it's everything I wanted a thumbstick to feel like and more  :)

Thanks for the feedback, glad you like them 🙂

awesome job LITHE!  Throwing my sugru mod in the ring for consideration of one option.  The sugru isn't sturdy enough for my liking, even though it works great.  A plastic version would be so much better.



This is extremely similar to what I have in mind. At least for the ones closer to the grip. How does the leverage feel? Does the click feel fine?

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #134 on: 07:19 PM - 07/03/22 »
Feels great to me. My only complaint with these is they aren't sturdy enough and continue to flex past the point the button clicks. I always feel I'm going to break them.
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