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Custom Thumbsticks
« on: 04:17 PM - 02/17/22 »
Now for sale! 🙂

Installing requires you to disassemble your controller which will void the factory warranty.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/1190043319/thumbstick-upgrades-for-xim-nexus


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Just wanted to share my NEXUS mod project with you guys.

Designed in Solid Edge CAD and 3D printed. I made a Pringles chip type shape (hyperbolic paraboloid) for the caps so it rolls one direction like a dome thumbstick, but is stable the other direction. The caps are rubber and deliberately printed rough for better grip.Because NEXUS has full control over the thumbsticks outer deadzone limits, I was able to get even more usable range of motion for the right stick. The narrow shaft with the extention gives me about double the range of motion. This adds precision and more control over higher sensitivity. Meanwhile the left stick has a wider shaft for quicker movement response.





Remember, you can get more control out of your stock NEXUS controller too. Not only with custom curves, but in Global Settings>Calibration. The auto calibrate gets you in the ballpark, but if you take the time to go through the deadzones and limits to get maximum range of motion, offsets to perfectly center the drift, and even lowering the noise to get finer movements. I only suggest lowering noise for the right stick though.

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To make it official, no motion aim was used. Pure thumbstick aim only.

Thumbstick curve
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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #1 on: 05:01 PM - 02/17/22 »
How much sign me up 🤙🏾
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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #2 on: 05:34 PM - 02/17/22 »
Oh snap dude thatís 🔥 af!

You ainít lying bout that high Thumbstick yo, PURE Gamechanger for me I switched about 2 months ago

Yours look so well built dawg Iím tryna customer it up sir 🙌🏾
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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #3 on: 06:35 PM - 02/17/22 »
would you ever be interested in selling a set?

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #4 on: 10:30 PM - 02/17/22 »
Thanks guys! As far as selling it I didn't really think about that. I've just been a modder for years and really enjoy customizing things for myself. I'll give it some thought if its worth the effort.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #5 on: 12:04 AM - 02/18/22 »
order is out. ;)

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #6 on: 01:40 AM - 02/18/22 »
wow, very good work! one set to me please. Is PayPal okay (haha) ;) RESPECT

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #7 on: 02:31 AM - 02/18/22 »
Patent that asap LITHE, even if you dont intend to sell this you should own the rights to what you have invented, just in case someone decides to make profit with your creation.
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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #8 on: 03:10 AM - 02/18/22 »
Thanks Od1n lol, I filed one patent for my skateboards and I think I'm in $40K in deep right now. It would be annoying for sure, but it wont bother me too much if a thumbstick design gets stolen.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #9 on: 03:11 AM - 02/18/22 »
What is the intended purpose of the shaped thumb sticks?

I thought noise was for motion controls only?

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #10 on: 03:23 AM - 02/18/22 »
Ergonomics. Your thumb uses different muscles and joints to move around, the shaped rolls how you want to to roll and stays fixed in place where you need support. Its a hybrid of a dome thumbstick and a standard cupped thumbstick getting you the best of both worlds.

You get noise control over the sticks as well. No noise gives you higher resolution aiming.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #11 on: 04:21 AM - 02/18/22 »
Amazing!! I use similar, my gamepad have 3 sticks for diferent height  8) 

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #12 on: 02:48 PM - 02/18/22 »
No noise higher res aiming sounds good. Any negatives to this?

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #13 on: 03:26 PM - 02/18/22 »
No noise higher res aiming sounds good. Any negatives to this?

Not that I can tell. Noise isn't really noticeable for aiming unless its a very poor mechanic with velocity jumps. The negative is your left stick. Movement can get stutters depending on the game.

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Re: Custom Thumbsticks
« Reply #14 on: 05:01 PM - 02/20/22 »
I think I'll be able to do it for about $35 a set. I wish I could do it cheaper, but these need to be printed with a very fine nozzle (0.2mm with a 0.07mm layer height)
Only get a set if you are VERY comfortable taking apart the controller and putting it back together. I'd hate to see a situation where someone took it apart only to not be able to reassemble it. Or even worse, if they broke something.

With all that said, would you guys still be interested? If not, maybe in the future I'll make some control freak style caps with the shape that won't require disassembly.


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