May 23, 2022

Dad Builds Custom Controller for Daughter So She Can Play Zelda.

As a long-time fan of the Zelda series, I would argue it should be a human right to experience Nintendo’s favourite, green-clad swordsman.

However, not everybody has the luxury to do so. Luckily, one man has made it a little bit easier to explore Hyrule and it’s all because of his daughter.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is often heralded as one of the best games in the franchise. With a massive open-world, hundreds of dungeons, and a gripping story, it is a pleasure on the Switch.

Fans of Breath of the Wild are just as creative away from the game, too. Some of them have created some really cool and impressive things over the years.

However, as reported by Dualshockers, one of the most noteworthy things is a state-of-the-art adaptive controller. Adapted for his daughter, Rory Steel’s amazing job was documented in a heartwarming video, posted on Twitter;

The Build

Rory used the Microsoft Adaptive Controller as a base while adding extra bits bought on eBay. With this, Steel was able to make a fully customised controller. This, in turn, allowed his daughter to play Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch.

The build must have seemed daunting at first but is rather easy to visualize. Using Fight Stick parts from eBay, the cabinet uses the input control of the Adaptive Controller as a base. Thankfully, this isn’t a problem for Steel – who is Head of Digital Jersey Academy in the UK.

He even fitted the controller with some mean looking green lights, true to Link’s aesthetics.

Finally, after a long wait, we can see father and daughter taking their first steps in Breath of the Wild. It seems like Rory’s controller was a hit. I think Ava would certainly agree with me.


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