Developing tools to ensure everyone has bespoke access to gaming and the digital world.
ByoWave was founded in July 2020 by our CEO Brandon Blacoe. As an electronic engineer with a passion for innovative tech and magical user experiences, Brandon saw the opportunity to develop a solution to the lack of accessible hardware in gaming and designed ByoWave’s first product, the Proteus Controller, a modular and accessible video game controller enabling disabled gamers to build their own way to play.
Congrats, it’s a company!
The ByoWave team embarks on an epic journey to making gaming more accessible.
What’s the problem?
We chat with 100’s of disabled and non-disabled gamers from around the world via Zoom and listen to what they believe is the perfect solution for them so they can game their way!
Build Your Own Way
Turns out, everyone wants a different controller! Brandon has the idea of sending out modular cubes to all of our testers to see what controllers they build, wait a minute, that could be a great solution…and the Proteus Controller is born!
Ok, now let’s make it
After sending our testers 3D printed versions of our idea, we have validated that building blocks for video game controllers is a really cool idea (nice work team!) and now it’s the hard part, engineering and mass manufacturing!
Difficulty Level: Hard
We go through multiple iterations of the Proteus controller kit. We have lots of cool ideas (and probably some bad ideas we don’t like to mention). Some ideas make it, some don’t, some have to be put on pause for a later date (ohh exciting what could that mean?)
We’ve had our idea, now we needed to fund the production. We gather a team of advisors to help us on our journey and launch the controller to the world!
We have successfully funded the first round of units for manufacturing and we begin making our Beta Test units before we launch, just to make sure we build the best possible product.
Our mass manufactured units are now ready for the final round of testing.
Come and get ’em
The Proteus Controller has gotten the seal of approval from our community and we are ready to launch it to the world!