Over the December holidays I played a game with John called Aliisha: The Oblivion of Twin Goddesses; an asynchronous co-op game that uses two Switches communicating wirelessly. One player plays in docked or tabletop mode using joycons for occasional motion-controlled inputs and the other plays in handheld mode, taking advantage of the touch screen interface.
Since the players have separate views into the game world, I wanted to try recording the handheld player’s screen. I’d previously built a rig for recording gameplay from the WiiU tablet, which we used during the Splatoon 1 era to record the minimap, and I was able to adapt this into a Switch brace.
To attach the rig, remove one joycon from the console and slide the brace over the tablet. The brace is then locked in place with a piece that fits into the notch at the bottom of the console. I then slot my webcam – a Logitech C920 into place.
I have included the files in DXF and SVG format if you’d like to make your own. The files were designed to be cut from 3mm MDF with a .1mm kerf. You may like to try customising this to fit your needs or hollowing out part of the middle section to make the rig lighter.