The outside of the controllers might be smooth plastic and carefully designed ergonomic buttons, but the inside is a mass of wires, circuit boards, and springs. Take a peek inside your favorite console’s controllers with this collection of X-ray images.
The images come to us courtesy of Reddit user Diabolikal49, who explains the impetus for the collection:
I’m a software engineer doing some testing at the moment. Last week, someone submitted an X-Ray film of an xbox controller and after seeing some requests for higher resolution pictures in the comments section, I thought that I would oblige.
PS3, Wii(Motion+), Xbox(MadCatz) and Gamecube controllers, in that order.
The X-Ray gun was set to approximately 145kV(and 60uA) for those who care.
Console Controllers X-rayed [Imgur]
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- Published 04/25/12