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Picture of Enhance A Gamepad With Sugru
Inspired by this instructable, I decided my plain-Jane, second hand USB game controller was in dire need of application of yummy-smooth Sugru. Right. Now.

Step 1: Inspect Gamepad

Picture of Inspect Gamepad
Ugh.

Fully functional, but the buttons are bright and slick. They don't feel very good in your hand. The directional pad on the left is slightly messed up. It's about as personalized to my grip as a No. 2 pencil.

Oh, no, this will never do...
 
Very creative. I have been looking for ways to build a smooth finish to a wii nunchuk+LCD color display for use in a robot. How strong is this stuff? Is it easily shaped with hand tools or a dremel? Epoxy seems to be a poor choice do to it's hardness.
Lithium Rain (author)  huck alexander3 years ago
I am not sure if it would be easily shaped after hardening with such tools or if it would break. I _think_ it would work, though. You might want to do most shaping before it dries (a fairly short window). I love the feel of this and if you smooth it down before it hardens I think you'd like it a lot. :)
Lithium Rain (author)  huck alexander3 years ago
I am not sure if it would be easily shaped after hardening with such tools or if it would break. I _think_ it would work, though. You might want to do most shaping before it dries (a fairly short window). I love the feel of this and if you smooth it down before it hardens I think you'd like it a lot. :)
DJ Radio4 years ago
This isn't a bad ible but I think most modern controllers won't have any problems that need to be fixed with Sugru.
Lithium Rain (author)  DJ Radio4 years ago
Well, that's of course entirely subjective. It's not so much fixing as enhancing. :p Also, I got this second hand, and as you can see from the photos, the directional pad on the left sustained damage at some point in the past (in the middle).
Actually, thats where you would screw in the joystick piece. It looks like that was broken off. Supposedly it would make it easier to play StreetFighter type games, but it was alot harder.
Lithium Rain (author)  sojakai4 years ago
Oh! I had no idea - thanks for tellin gme.
Oh ok.
Wasagi4 years ago
Hooray!
Great Job!
Lithium Rain (author)  Wasagi4 years ago
Thank you! :)