Skip to content

DIY Bluetooth Gamepad

Creation quality: 5.0/5 (1 vote)
Evaluation of members on the printability, utility, level of detail, etc.

3D model description

In this project we’re building a DIY gamepad using the Bluefruit EZ-Key module and a 3D printed case.

The Bluefruit EZ-Key HID keyboard controller is a bluetooth breakout design for making DIY keyboards and game pads. It’s requires no programing and works with just about any trigger or push button. It takes up to 12 inputs and can be powered with any 3-16 VDC.

The Perma-Proto comes in different sizes which is perfect for making all sorts of projects. The ½ sized Perma-Proto breadboard is like a business card and which makes it perfect for making a small game controller.

3D printing settings

Full tutorial available on

The parts are available in the Adafruit shop at Take a moment to look over each components.

Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-size breadboard PCB
Bluefruit EZ-Key
Micro Lipo w/Micro USB
500mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
6mm Buttons
12mm Buttons
Slide switch

Tools & Supplies
You'll need some hand tools, a soldering iron, 3D printer, wires and other maker tools and suppilies.

3D Printer
Soldering Iron
Wire cutters + strippers
30AWG Silicone Coated wire
PLA+Semiflex filament (3mm/1.75mm)
Panavise Jr. + Helping third hands
Heat Shrink Pack
Blue painters tape

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • perma-ab-buttons.stl
    • perma-bt.stl
    • perma-dpad.stl
    • perma-start-select.stl
    • permapad-bot.stl
    • permapad-cover.stl
    • permapad-top.stl

    Learn more about the formats

  • Last update: 2016-04-28 at 16:09
  • Publication date: 2015-02-17 at 16:04


CC BY-SA - Attribution - Share alike


Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Since then Adafruit has grown to over 25 employees in the heart of NYC. We've expanded our offerings to include tools, equipment and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. We pride ourselves on having great prices, the best customer service, technical support and fast shipping. We hope we can assist you on your journey of learning - At Adafruit we celebrate engineering happiness!

Issue with this design? Report a problem.

Best 3D printer files of the Game category

Best sellers of the category Game

Add a comment

Would you like to support Cults?

You like Cults and you want to help us continue the adventure independently? Please note that we are a small team of 3 people, therefore it is very simple to support us to maintain the activity and create future developments. Here are 4 solutions accessible to all:

  • ADVERTISING: Disable your AdBlock banner blocker and click on our banner ads.

  • AFFILIATION: Make your purchases online by clicking on our affiliate links here Amazon.

  • DONATE: If you want, you can make a donation via PayPal.

  • WORD OF MOUTH: Invite your friends to come, discover the platform and the magnificent 3D files shared by the community!