This inexpensive 3D printed PS4 controller modification will allow for the user to operate their Dual Shock 4 controller with one hand. This controller adaptation makes it easier for someone who may have a difficult time holding a controller with both hands, or has greater dexterity with one hand than the other.
Note that the PS4 controllers can be used on PC based gaming
Platforms: Playstation 4, PC
Controllers: Dualshock 4 Controller
This controller adaptation allows for the user to operate their PS4 controller with only one hand. For a left handed controller, the right joystick is used by moving the whole controller. By moving the controller, the 3D printed parts enable the joystick to move simultaneously. In addition, the right shoulder buttons are migrated to the left side so all four shoulder buttons can be used with the index finger. Similarly, four 3D printed arms are used to allow the user to press the square, triangle, circle, and X buttons from the left side.
There are two different attachments for the bottom of the controller shown below that can be used depending on whether the user chooses to strap the controller to their leg (right), or can rest it on their lap or a surface of their choice (left).
The PS4 Dual Shock 4 controller is symmetrical, so this controller can be printed for either hand by mirroring the parts using your 3d printer slicer. On the right handed version, the four arms will alternatively be used to press down on the four arrow keys.
A set of instructions for creating this PS4 controller modification can be found on the Prusa Printers website and is linked above.
- 3D printing
- 3D printer
- Rubber bands can be added to the bottom piece of the controller (shoe) to increase grip strength
- Raw filament can be cut and used as pin joints between some of the pieces
All components can be printed with no support at 20% infill with a 0.2 layer height. All pieces can be printed using PLA filament. If possible, it is recommended to print the shoes piece in TPU, but if printed in PLA add rubber bands around the piece for additional grip. 3D print files can be found on the Prusa Printers’ website, and are linked above. 3D print files can be found on the Prusa website and are linked above.
- 1x Button Mount
- 1x Button Decorations
- 1x Button Pushers
- 1x Stick Mover Arms
- 1x Mount
- 1x Trigger Pusher
- 1x Shoe
- 1x Leg Mount (optional replacement to shoe)
Designed by: Akaki
In partnership with The Controller Project