Controller Craft Challenge
Video game controllers might seem simple enough, but they pack a mean techy punch! Perhaps there is a video game controller sitting beside you right now. Grab it and take a look!
Here’s how they work: each button has a piece of metal on the bottom inside the controller. When a button is pushed, it meets two conductive strips on a small circuit board, which completes a circuit. Remember what happens from the Light it Up! Challenge above when a circuit is completed? It powers on! Then, the controller senses the connection to your game console and sends information to the computer of the console. See? We bet you have a newfound appreciation for your cool controllers!
Feeling inspired to create your own? Try making these video game controller crafts as cool decorations for your room or videogame area!
Gather colourful cardstock paper, pipe cleaner, and glue. Then check out the video below for instructions to make your controllers!