Finding a Nintendo DS isn’t simple, but thanks to a clever hack from a dedicated fan, anyone can now build their own DS using a foldable phone and JoyCons!
Nowadays, 3D printers are capable of doing some incredible things and producing one-of-a-kind items. Hopefully, clever gamers will use these 3D printers to create items that will provide them with a completely new gaming experience using devices they already own.
We’re talking about something that happened not so long ago. With a smartphone and a pair of JoyCons, a skilled fan made a custom Nintendo DS-like gaming console!
JoyCons and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, and how they work together
One of the first Samsung smartphones to allow users to fold their phones, the Galaxy Z Flip seems to be even more useful now. A creative fan has decided to exploit the incredible ability of the phone in order to make a homemade Nintendo DS based on Android!
So he 3D-printed an adaptor that supports the smartphone in the middle and included attachable rails for JoyCons.
When you place the phone on the adapter half-folded, it almost appears like a Nintendo DS screen, especially with the two JoyCon controllers there, which are connected through Bluetooth. That’s all he did. He now owns an Android-powered Nintendo DS!
According to a Reddit user, he started to use the DraStic emulator on the Galaxy Z Flip. He directly uploaded key mapping to Switch JoyCons, as it’s similar to how the keys are placed on a Switch or DS.