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.


18 thoughts on “Ben Heck Gets Sloppy And We Love It

  1. @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).

  2. 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.

  3. @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…

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