Today I got a little bored waiting for an enormous file to upload and I decided to take apart one of the many old game controllers that I scavenged from Jeremy’s childhood stuff. Whenever I open these things up, I’m surprised at how simple and handmade they look inside. For some reason, I expect that I’ll see totally unfamiliar components, but it’s usually just a bunch of switches and buttons and capacitors and resistors. NOT MAGIC.
The other cool thing is that you can see how the slight resistance of the buttons is created with little pieces of rubber underneath the buttons.
Not sure what I’ll do with these yet, although I really dig the buttons and control pad.
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