Playstation 3 boomerang controller

Reader [HotDog-Cart] is an active member of the benheck forums and recently completed this Playstation 3 boomerang controller. The boomerang was originally shown with the Playstation 3 prototype and was severely panned by the press. [Josh] started with a cheap 3rd party controller that was approximately boomerang shaped. He enlarged the controller body ~20% using bondo. The internals were replaced with gear from an official Sony controller. It was finished with a coat of black paint. It’s definitely a nice build and the new internals mean it probably feels as good as any factory controller.


  1. Josh Boyer says:

    Hey guys. Its me Josh. I hope you guys like my controller.
    I worked on it for a while, and had a lot of fun making it.
    This controller needs a TINY bit of work, as you can see
    BUT its feels amazing to hold.

  2. synth says:

    So how are its ergonomics? Does it feel much better than the old design?

  3. Josh Boyer says:

    It seems to feel pretty comfy. I’ve never felt the old boomerang design,
    but I totally think this design beats the DS3 and SixAxis.

  4. keyrat says:

    Hey, Josh, you’re being called out by Kotaku:

  5. k1ngfunk says:

    Even if he did use hardware from a chinese clone, if he swapped the internals for something worth using, than that’s still a mod IMO.

  6. Josh Boyer says:

    I know I’m being called out. I have sent in a comment that will be posted in a day, on kotaku.
    I explained what I did to the internals of the controller.

  7. DeadNed says:

    Thats a pretty sweet hack. it reminds me of the time i hacked water to became a solid, using very low temps. I’ll write it up soon, i promise.

  8. Josh Boyer says:

    You better! xD

  9. PSP Master says:

    Looks great. I’m going to buy it this week, and then tell you my impressions.

  10. Unbrick Psp says:

    After a long search through all the “waste of space” blogs, I finally find yours and am happy! Thanks for the informative read, and I look forward to more!

  11. I’ll bet thats similar to a N64 Controller to hold. I’m loving the design, very retro I must say. An improvement over the original? Thanks.

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