Fisher Price’s “Learning Fun Game Controller” is actually an analog baby toy. But not for the man behind Rudeism, who has made a name for himself as a controller modder. Yes: Dylan Beck, real name, really modified said Fisher Price controller. And so that, among other things, Elden Ring can be played with.
If you want to buy your little one a “fun learning game controller” from Fisher Price in the near future, you should make sure that you don’t buy it used by Dylan Beck aka Rudeism. With one of its fun learning controllers, the offspring could play on the parent’s computer – as recently seen on the Twitter channel Rudeism. The New Zealander has actually modified the analog baby toy so that it can be used as a real input device. And Dylan plays with this kid-friendly little piece of software like From Software’s Elden Ring.
Fully functional thanks to Arduino
The original “controller” is a device that plays a mix of sounds inspired by classic Mario games and themed announcements at the touch of a button. For example in English “1, 2, 3, 4, up va your score”. Beck’s modified controller also has these properties, but it has an Arduino Pro Micro clone installed inside, and a few micro switches provide functional shoulder buttons. There’s hardly any room for batteries, so the weird Elden Ring controller only does its job for a limited time.
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Dylan Beck’s Fisher Price modification is actually one of his least special “builds”. For example, the Twitch streamer played Dark Souls 3 with the single button of a homemade Morse controller – and therefore really with Morse code. He made a motion-controlled lightsaber and gauntlet for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and the Untitled Goose game has Beck fully voice- and motion-controlled. Of course it sounds silly and looks silly too. Not least because a handyman wrapped in a sheet with a cardboard spout – well, looks silly.
Source: via The Verge