For entry in Bill's 6x6, may I introduce my latest MOC!
About this creation
I built this for Bill Daniel's 6x6 Challenge... (http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/23541)
Round 1: Technology
Technology -- we all use it. (You're using it right now, aren't you?) On a 6 by 6 plate, build one technological object, be it a computer, iPad, telephone, or even a lightbulb. Important note: you do not need to own the technological object to build it, however, it might be easier for you to replicate something you have. The more accurate the MOC is, the better.
So...I thought long and hard about this one.
In the end, I thought of a video game controller, so I built an Atari Joystick. It wasn't that hard, just a lot of sideways building and SNOT...It was a challenge to make the button fairly flat, though, without ruining all my nice SNOT...In the end, I flipped a Plate, and attached the "button" on it's reverse side...Just look at the picture:
But that just didn't seem like enough. So, after a bit more thinking, I assembled a more modern PlayStation Controller. This was a bit more challenging, as all the angles are fairly obscure, and there are a lot more buttons to fit in...
I used the micro Hammers (from the Tool Wheel) to make the main joysticks, something I'm rather proud of. They had just the right length for the main controllers.
After I built the controllers, they sat on my desk while I wrote papers...And more papers...After my fingers were black and Blue, I returned to work.
I needed a way to fit the 2 controllers onto the 6x6, so I decided I would place them on opposite sides...I used pins to attach the bricks in opposite directions.
Hard to take pics of the full thing, since it has no end...But I tried...
Now, For the insets on the sides.
The 2 controllers attached, I added a few icons of some characters that epitomize Past and Modern gaming.