Where no mod has gone before.
Ex-NASA engineer Jake Middleton has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his “insane, over-the-top” PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controller mod, MEGA-one.
MEGA-one acts as a type of exoskeleton for existing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One controllers. It’s made from “aircraft grade” aluminum, features an “industrial-grade” vibrator, and “mega motor,” culminating in a mod that makes controller vibrations 10 times more powerful, according to a chart on its Kickstarter page.
Should the Kickstarter campaign reach its goal of nearly $7,500 USD, the unique mod is expected to begin shipping in February 2019. MEGA-one will be available on its own for $135 USD or pre-assembled with a controller for $200 USD. Middleton estimates the mod kit will take roughly five minutes to assemble and only seconds to detach from a controller.
Middleton, an engineer of 17 years, previously worked on projects for NASA and the U.S. Army. While creating a controller mod may be a far departure from designing satellite heaters and missiles, Middleton explains the shift by saying he simply wants to “have fun.”
The Kickstarter campaign is now live and will run until August 26.
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