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Standard Kit

Take a dive into controller building just snap and play, no programming needed.
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Everything you need to get you started

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Build your shape

Build your shape

Lock body modules securely together to build the base of your controller shape. Body modules can be connected together at 16 different angles, allowing you to build a controller that works best for you.

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Snap on your peripherals

Snap on your peripherals

Peripherals snap and lock into place on the face of body modules. They can be connected at 8 different angles, giving you maximum flexibility. Peripherals can be remapped using our companion software and they will remember what they were mapped to even after being removed, so no need to remap your controller every time you switch it up!

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Add your accessories

Add your Accessories

We know there is no one-size-fits-all solution that will work for everyone, so we are working hard on developing modular accessories that will allow you to add your own spin onto the controller. These include adjustable handles that will come with the kit, as well as 3D printable components that you can add yourself! We will be open sourcing the connection mechanism to allow users to 3D print their own parts and share them with the community.

Share your way

The Proteus Controller knows how it has been built, and by connecting to the Proteus Controller App, you can save your configurations to your profile and share them with the community! You will also be able to share your 3D printed accessories in the same way!

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Designed for Xbox

ByoWave works directly with the Designed for Xbox team to ensure that the Proteus Controller and all other Designed for Xbox ByoWave Products work seamlessly with Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Windows 10|11.

Before launch, the Proteus Controller is currently going through the Designed for Xbox's rigorous QA process in advance of launch.

Build Your Way To Play

Designed inclusively for everyone, the Proteus Controller allows you to build your own unique gaming solution. Whether adapting to physical disabilities or simply customizing your experience, the Proteus Controller puts control in your hands for a truly individualized inclusive gaming experience.

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Community Configurations

Here are some configurations that our tester community have built. Hover over them to watch their video.

Welcome to Daily Interaction 67

Add to Cart Button Animation on Hover

This example showcases moving lines around an image. The image also has a 3d rotation on hover.

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Companion App

Remap Buttons

Remap the buttons in your configuration and save your game profiles for later

Customise LEDs

Adjust the colours and brightness of your LEDs

Change Analog Stick Orientation

Change the default orientation of your analog sticks to allow you to place analog cubes in any position.

From Concept to Reality

Our journey to developing the Proteus Controller

Sometime in the early 2000's

Our story actually begins all the way back in the early 2000's where Brandon Blacoe and Eibhlin O'Riordan spent their early years together in playschool and became the best of friends. This is when their love of gaming began. Their favourite game to play together was Shrek 2 on the PlayStation 2
January 2020
Brandon and Eibhlin lost touch over the years but met up again at a Game Jam in 2020! They made a game together about a blob of Goo that gained consciousness after a failed lab experiment and had the ability to 'bend- goo' (like air-bending, but goo)!

Brandon was studying his Masters in Electronic and Computer Engineering and Eibhlin was doing her undergrad in Game Design. Eibhlin told Brandon about her disability, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and how it affected her ability to play video games with one hand.
June 2020
Brandon spent a lot of time thinking about the problem that Eibhlin had with using standard video game controllers. He realised that there were many other people out there who were also struggling to find a controller that worked for them and Brandon decided to try to find a solution. And ByoWave was born!

The team started in an attic. They took part in a small competition and they won just enough money to buy a 3D printer and Brandon began to iterate on his ideas. The team started with a one handed controller concept, because that was what they had experience with, but when they began speaking to disabled gamers that they met on reddit, they quickly learned that everyone wanted something different, and that there was no one-size-fits-all solution to this problem.
End of 2020
In order to iterate faster, Brandon came up with the idea to 3D print cubes and ship them to our testers to see what configurations they came up with as a basis for a new design. It turned out that the testers loved the cubes and loved the level of modularity and customisation they offered.
2021 & 2022
The next 2 years were spent iterating on the Proteus Controller prototypes and testing as much as possible with users. We travelled around the world to different conferences to see what people really thought about our ideas and we got amazing feedback! We 3D printed functional prototypes of the Proteus Controller and began nailing down on features and functionality based on user feedback.
2023
From the end of 2022 into early 2023 Brandon spent 7 months in China establishing our manufacturing chain for the Proteus Controller. ByoWave set up a team in China who is dedicated to maintaining and overseeing our manufacturing capabilities
2024...
In 2024 we will be launching the Proteus Controller to the world! We are almost ready to go into final production and expect to start shipping units in Autumn of 2024.

Don't miss out on the first number of limited units of the Proteus Controller!

Body Modules

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Body Modules connect to each other and other body modules at 16 different angles and are securely locked together using the switch lock mechanism
Each kit will come with at least one Power Cube. Power Cubes power the controller and allow you to connect to Xbox or PC via bluetooth using the bluetooth dongle provided.
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Each configuration needs at least one Power Cube
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If you have two Power Cubes and Two Dongles you can connect two controllers and use them as one controller wirelessly.

Peripheral Buttons

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Peripheral Buttons snap and lock onto body modules
Peripheral buttons can be remapped using the Proteus Controller Companion Software
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Each Standard kit comes with all the buttons standard Xbox controller would have, plus 2 extra one button peripherals
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Peripherals can be mapped using the Proteus Controller software.