Jul 20, 2011

Core77 Awards: Notable Mention

They announced the winners for the Core77 Design Awards.  RedBlueCNC got notable mention! Congrats to the winners!  Click picture below to watch the video presentation.

Jul 18, 2011

side project: xbox 360 wireless acrade stick

It's not CNC-related but may interest some as it is DIY-related.  Here's a project I've been working on, I used a hacked wireless 360 controller and made an arcade stick,  Most arcade sticks on the market (mass manufactured and home made) all look similar, more often looking like a box with buttons.  I decided to make it more elegant that someone with a nice interior living room, a stick that would compliment their furnishings rather than having it look like a video game controller. 

I won't get too much into details about the technicals: it's wireless, rechargeable (USB port for recharging), authentic Japanese arcade hardware (Sanwa), with a bentwood walnut top.  This one is prototype #3 and most likely a final model #4 to follow after personal feedback/testing.

It is a 100% working functional model, not just a mockup prototype.