Note: The white-colored prototype referred to in this post is a one-of-a-kind built for a customer that requested it. A custom configurably production model, shown directly below, called the Access Controller and described in this post, is forthcoming and will available for mass market purchase from eDimensional. Stay tuned to Benheck.com for further information…
The prototype of the forthcoming production model Access Controller..
Now, back to today’s custom controller…
Recently I was asked to build another one of the right-handed controllers, and I thought I’d talk about it on the site a bit.
A single-handed controller with a swell bank of LED’s. Large version.
This isn’t the production model that I’ve been working on with eDimensional, you can read more about that here. But this is a refinement of a right-hand only design, similar to one I did last year.
Main trigger area. It swivels a bit to accomodate the fingers. Large version.
The elastic strap. Very camcorder-esque.
The guts of this controller in their original test form. And remember, no one should be without a custom Miller beer mousepad.
Attaching the guts to the front piece of the case. I lined up the LED’s for a retro 80’s feel, none of this circle nonsense!
The other side of the main board. This is where I’ll attach the wiring for the triggers and buttons.
The very colorful trigger module. Note how I’ve used a spare analog trigger module from the Access Controller prototype. Analog triggers for the 360 are very hard to build from scratch so I’ve saved myself the effort.
The not-so-colorful insides of that module. At this point I’ve bought about 17 billion blank PCB’s from Radio Shack…
Connecting the button wiring. Someday I will have recycled every bit of old IDE cable on the planet…
The trigger module mounted to the rear plate. Has kind of a modern art / fancy sculpture look to it. Or maybe it’s just me.
Wiring the halves together. Includes free “Ben Was Here” text, as all my creations do.
A view of the front (with a battery missing) taken in a room with some light. Yes, I used a Playstation D-pad on an Xbox product, why not? I like how it looks, and it was laying around.
Stay tuned to Benheck.com for more information on the mass-produced Access Controller production model!