Have you ever wanted to have a Steam Deck, but you don’t want to carry another huge device with you? Or maybe you just don’t want to manage and care about another machine? Or maybe you are a student, and you are too broke to have a portable gaming console, but you have a Framework laptop (me)?
Then fear not! We got something special for ya. With our product, you can make your laptop a handheld! And those Joysticks work not only as a gaming tool but also as a mouse giving an entire new dimension to the usability of your machine. Coming soon!
Jokes aside, this is a project I’ve been working on for quite some time and I am finally getting to the finish line, so I wanted to know what you think about it. I leaked some info before in this thread, but now I am going full public.
A little bit more details: Joysticks work as 2 separate generic USB devices, so NO drivers required! Should fully work on Linux, Windblows, BSD, and even Mac (gaming Hackintosh anyone?). The 5th button on the top is used to switch between the modes: joystick; mouse with programable mouse buttons; mouse with preprogrammed keyboard shortcuts, and RGB (because gaming!) LEDs are used to indicate the mode and power status. There’s also a small but usable trigger button. The entire device is tiny.
I am also very open to any ideas suggestions, and ways to improve it. I will see what still can be done now and what can be improved in future revisions, so pls feel free to like, share, and comment! I already saw some ideas in some threads on this amazing forum.
In the future, I will start a Kickstarter campaign, or something similar, so if you are interested then stay in tune!
Building stuff like this part-time requires a lot of determination. It was blood, sweat, and code because I want to make it into a daily usable product, not just a proof of concept, so if you want to support getting this through the finish line and show a sign of appreciation then pls donate through the link below. This will also be very helpful to cover some of the costs of prototypes and development. Thx!