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Finally, A Real Set Of Gamecube Joycons

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The Gamecube may not have sold as many units as its competitors in its day, but it maintains a cult fanbase to this day. Due largely to the Smash Bros. community, its controllers are still highly sought after. After the release of the Nintendo Switch, with plenty of fan renders around the place [Shank Mods] figured someone would create a set of Joycons with Gamecube controls. After waiting almost four years, he decided instead to do it himself.

The build begins with a Wavebird controller shell, chosen for its larger body, which is coincidentally the same height as the Switch. The shell was cut down the middle, and 3D printed components were created to attach Joycon mounting rails to the two halves of the controller. The large controller also has plenty of space inside, making it easy to fit all the Joycon components inside. Compatibility was a key aim of this build, so much attention was paid to make the Gamecube Joycons function properly with all Switch features. Extra buttons were added where necessary, and the formerly analog triggers were modified with plugs to match the solely digital operation of the Switch components.

It’s a project that had to overcome many hurdles, from mechanical redesigns to make everything fit, to figuring out the arcane electrical design of the Joycon hardware. The hard work paid off however, and [Shank Mods], along with a couple of talented community members, was able to create a beautiful piece of hardware. We’ve seen Gamecube-themed Joycons before, but this build really does take the cake. If you’ve instead modified the original Xbox controller to work with the Switch, be sure to let us know. Video after the break.

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You cut up a wavebird? YOU MONSTER
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Entschädigung nach Verspätung: Start-ups nutzen Service-Lücke bei der Bahn

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Digital ist bei der Deutschen Bahn schon vieles möglich, aber noch lange nicht alles. Start-ups füllen eine besonders ärgerliche Lücke: die Fahrpreiserstattung.

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Ultra-Popular Antelope Canyon Is Ending All Photo Tours

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Ultra-Popular Antelope Canyon Is Ending All Photo Tours

Navajo National Parks will stop running photo tours of the famous Upper Antelope Canyon due to strong negative reviews. The last tour will run next week.

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You Know How I Feel About Whimsy: Tea Infusers That Look Like Pool Floats

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pool-float-tea-infusers-1.jpg These are the Float-tea single cup tea infusers available from Fred. You just fill the stainless steel bottom with loose tea, screw on the pool float top, and you'll be sipping the hot stuff in no time. They come in three varieties: pink flamingo, swan, and unicorn. I just bought the flamingo one for my girlfriend because she loves tea, hanging out on pool floats, AND flamingos. "I don't really like tea." But you do like the pool and flamingos! "I do like the pool and flamingos." Haha -- do I know you, or do I know you, Julie? "Amber." Close! Keep going for the video.
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Hilft "kaputte" Agilität?

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Agilität in der Softwareentwicklung wird oft unzureichend umgesetzt und gelebt. Hilft sie trotzdem, fragt Eberhard Wolff, Blogger bei heise Developer.

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Traffic Updates On The Seven Seas: Open Source Chart Plotter Using A Raspberry Pi

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As the Raspberry Pi in its various forms continues to flow into the wild by the thousands, it’s interesting to see its user base expand outside beyond the hacker communities. One group of people who’ve also started taking a liking to it is sailing enthusiasts. [James Conger] is one such sailor, and he built his own AIS enabled chart plotter for a fraction of the price of comparable commercial units.

AIS transponders in the Mediterranean. VesselFinder

Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a GPS tracking system that uses transponders to transmit a ship’s position data to other ships or receiver stations in an area. This is used for collision avoidance and by authorities (and hobbyists) to keep an eye on shipping traffic, and allow for stricken vessels to be found easily. [James]’ DIY chart plotter overlays the received AIS data over marine charts on a nice big display. A Raspberry Pi 3B+, AIS Receiver Hat, USB GPS dongle and a makes up the core of the system. The entire setup cost about $350. The Pi runs OpenCPN, an open source chart plotter and navigation software package that [John] says is rivals most commercial software. As most Pi users will know the SD card is often a weak link, so it’s probably worth having a backup SD card with all the software already installed just in case it fails during a voyage.

We’ve seen AIS receiver stations built using the RTL-SDR, as well as a number of projects around the AIS equivalent in aviation, ADS-B. Check out [John]’s video after the break.

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