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Our intrepid pal Jeri Ellsworth is at it again. Recently, she attended the Extreme California, the big arcade and pinball machine meet-up. Always following her own “Did you bring a hack?” ethos, Jeri whipped together this awesome, jumbo joystick, using parts from a plastic dome lamp, PVC pipe, some other home store parts, and lots of LEDs. The game board used in it is the Multi Williams board that Jeri helped design years ago, for a Multi Williams home arcade system that flopped. But it’s found cool new life here, in this fun, giant joystick know as the Pacinator.

Play with my Giant Joystick – The Pacinator

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.