Ben Heck gets sloppy and we love it


[Ben Heck] is a name synonymous with game system hacking. His projects have been seen and praised by people all over the world for both their quality and their ingenuity. He’s so good, in fact, that many of his projects have gone far beyond what we typically think of as hacking. They look and feel like commercial products. While that is a fantastic accomplishment, we have a soft spot for seeing stuff that is truly hacked. This lasted job he did is a great example. The controller needed to work using a single hand, so he hacked it. He was in a hurry, so it didn’t get his usual professional finish. We kind of like it that way. This one handed controller mod can be seen in action after the break.


  1. Odin84gk says:

    Haha! He is wearing socks and loafers!…

    Ouch! You certainly put me in my spot.

    Nice hack.

  2. mario says:

    nice mod. nice talking heads reference:)

  3. strider_mt2k says:

    The Legend continues…

  4. Entropia says:

    What’s the thing with you Americans using shoes inside the house?! :P

  5. daryl says:

    @entropia: we don’t all have radiant heating in our houses, so we wear shoes to deal with cold floors.

    @ben heck: Very nice controller. Well done. Too bad about the broken switch, but it looks good anyway. You’ve inspired me to make two of these – one for my left hand and one for my right. Now I can finally play head to head (yes, I need friends :-P).

  6. napalm says:

    @entropia I dont like wearing my shoes in the house.

    this is pretty cool for a quick hack

  7. Kevin says:

    Same as it ever was!

    I sang that in my head right after you said it, then you started saying it. Thats great, thanks :)

  8. strider_mt2k says:

    I have slippers or sandals for inside the house.

    It was a hard habit to break, but my floors are cleaner now and it’s way more comfortable.

  9. Sloppy says:

    This article makes it sound like Hack-a-Day settles for second-best… Oh… wait… Nevermind…

    Not to detract from Ben Heck’s amazing work. I’ve always been amazed at the things he can do and has made. And this hack is certainly not second-best.

  10. @Sloppy,
    This is HACK a day, not professionally designed and fabricated project -a-day.

  11. DoScythes says:

    @Entropia: True hackers have so many loose screws, snipped leads and those ever so sharp DIP chips scattered about the floor like calthrops. Not wearing shoes is an invitation to adding blood to the floor.

  12. anon says:

    blah blah blah

    go fellate ben heck somewhere else

  13. mig says:

    please continue to fellate ben heck here.

    the guy above is a cookie

  14. Chris says:

    @daryl Cold floors really isn’t an excuse for the dirty habit of indoor shoe wearing… we Canadians don’t wear shoes in the house…and other than alaska, I’d bet its a lot colder here than wherever you may be…

  15. JD says:

    @daryl, Don’t you mean hand-to-hand?

  16. srilyk says:

    I’m surprised no one has realized this means juvenile fellows can fap while teabagging their friends!

  17. daler says:

    We may have the dirty habit of wearing shoes in our homes, but at least we have sense enough not to put gravy on our fries.

  18. ZELDA-FAN says:

    @daler LOL!!!

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