Luke Lundin and SpecialEffect

Love the SpecialEffect video above of the difference Luke's tailor-made controller made for him. Luke had a design for a controller in mind that placed the inaccessible shoulder buttons flush with the face buttons and gave him the ability to use them as normal, or in latched mode. SpecialEffect got involved and that's when stuff started to come together.

The build took an original Playstation Dual-Shock controller (which has digital shoulder-buttons instead of the later analogue ones), and paired it with four flip-flop kits for latching, a power-supply and some extra buttons and LEDs. Then adapters were added to convert this PS2 controller to work on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.

There was a fair bit of to-ing and fro-ing to get it all right, but we got there with huge thanks to Mark Heath of Excitim with the latching circuit work and Bespoke Arcades for building the housing so well.

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