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Guitar Hero 5 Concert Contest

Got a promotional heads-up from one of my old advertisers about a Guitar Hero 5 contest that is going on from now until June 22nd. Basically you can test your GH5 trivia knowledge and win concert tickets for you and your friends! Click here to visit their site.

Good luck, and I hope you do better than my friends and I at Quaker Steak & Lube trivia nights 😉 (Thought we rocked some 1 VS 100 the other night on the Xbox 360)

Guitar Hero pedal controller in action

Aside from the 2 I built for a show back in May, the 3rd pedal demonstrated below is the first I’ve actually built by request for a customer. He knew the secret to getting a Ben project – diligent (yet not annoying) emails and patience! Plus he can play Guitar Hero on Hard, something I cannot. (Rock Band, yes)

Click here to check it out on YouTube…

In other related news the Access Controller should be arriving for shipment sometime next week… more details to come.

Guitar Hero pedal controllers

Recently I was asked to build some single-handed Guitar Hero controllers to show at the Games for Health conference, and Red Octane was kind enough to donate some guitars for me to experiment with. Here are the results, I built two of them:

Colored blue and green to represent the PS3 and 360
Click here for a larger version

These replace the strum and whammy bar from a standard guitar, allowing you to use a single hand for the chords. What you do is use your foot and click your toes up or down to strum or navigate menus. To perform a whammy you lift up your heel – the spring loaded plate is shown in the up (full whammy) position in the photo, but normally your heel compresses it (no whammy). The pedal plugs into a modified Guitar Hero 3 Les Paul wireless controller. You can still strum the modified guitar but the whammy is only on the pedal.

For more photos and info check the rest of the story below. This project also finally gave me an excuse to throw together a “music video” demonstrating its use, check it out here.

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