Playstation 3 controller
November 11, 2008
This is the sort of thing that exemplifies why I started a blog.
Kotaku reported on a homebrew PS3 controller for a gamer who has a disability.
Here is the inventor/user’s (KitsuneNoYume) post on the Playstation forums. KitsuneNoYume uses 16 switches simultaneously. These are all wired to a circuit board culled from a Playstation controller.
The device was designed by KitsuneNoYume himself and assembled by Mark Felling of GimpGear.
Adapted controllers for video games. That’s new, right?
Not really, check out this 1989 ad for a controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Chin joystick with sip and puff for A, B, Select, and Start. I’ve seen one of these in real life used by probably the most hardcore Tetris player I’ve ever met.
Funny that Nintendo hasn’t used their new-found interest in unconventional controllers to make the Wii more accessible.