A father named Rory Steel, head of Digital Jersey Academy, built a custom setup for his daughter, who has been wanting to play some Zelda along with her friends.
He says the Nintendo Switch controller was built for nine-year-old Ava with a Microsoft device and components from eBay for about £110($140). Mr Steel said she had given the device a “big thumbs-up” and the attention had been “a little bit surreal.”
“We bought a Nintendo Switch for my daughter for Christmas,” Rory explained to Channel 103.
“She’s got fine motor neuron issues – so it’s great because she only needs to move the controller up and down.But when she started watching me play Breath of the Wild, which is quite a complex game… she wanted to have a go but the controls were too complicated.
He used the Xbox Adaptive Controller as a base and put together a setup that would work for Ava using bits and pieces from eBay and B&Q. The setup consists of two large arcade-style sticks for Ada to move and look around.
Mr. Steel, who described himself as “always a bit of a tinkerer”, said Ava’s five-year-old brother Corben, who has the same condition, was also involved.
He said Ava had “actually stolen the limelight”, but the younger sibling was “straight in afterwards” to also play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
“She also said that she’s made me famous and asked ‘What’s my cut?!’,” Mr. Steel said.
His amazing DIY quicky went viral on Twitter and Xbox boss Phil Spencer, called it “incredible.” The comment section of Mr. Steel’s post was filled with praises.
One wrote: ‘’You did a wonderful job making it. She looks really happy playing BOTW.’’
Another added: ‘’Congratulations on the true meaning you are giving affection and love to another human being. Keep being like this. The future of our race towards a better evolution, always and very thanks, to people like you.’’
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