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Our friend Joel is looking for some modding help for Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity, he writes -

“Howdy, Makers. In early December of this year we’ll be holding the second-annual Fünde Razor (http://funderazor.com), a charity event that raises money for Penny Arcade’s Child’s Play charity. Last year we raised over $1,600 and this year I’m hoping we can double it.

The main money-raising method at Fünde Razor is a raffle. Last year we gave away an Xbox 360, while this year we intend to have at least one Nintendo Wii and a Playstation 3. (If I can get one; Both Nintendo and Sony are very stingy with donations because of hardware shortages.)

This year I’d really like to have, in addition to other donated raffle items, a very special item crafted especially for the event. See, at Fünde Razor, the main activity is playing Guitar Hero. This year I hope to have at least one hand-made GH controller built into the body of a real guitar, connected wirelessly to the Playstation 2 running the game. (We set up a huge projector in the bar while the rest of the attendees gather around the players and cheer them on; It’s awesome.)

Here is an example of someone having done what I’m thinking of…

It’s beyond my ability, I’m afraid, especially considering all the other stuff I’ve got to get together to make the event happen. I was hoping that I might entice a Maker to craft the custom controller to be raffled for charity after being used at the event; I’d be more than happy to pay for all parts and shipping, should you be unable to attend the event in Brooklyn.

If anyone has any modding ideas beyond putting a GH controller in a real guitar body, I’d be happy to consider funding those, too!

Thanks, folks.”Link.

If any Maker helps out, I’ll throw in something from the MAKE store too.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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