Jeri’s jumbo joystick

Fun & Games Technology

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

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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