Modder shows you how to make custom Xbox controllers

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Why settle for the mundane when you can rig up your game controllers to look exactly the way you want them to? Ky's self-modified Xbox controllers won't win any awards, but they've certainly got my seal of approval.

Of course, I could be a little biased. I like people who share. A photograph would have just earned an appreciative nod. However, Ky went the extra mile: Instead of simply showcasing her creations, the 24-year old was kind enough to divulge a relatively comprehensive guide to the customization process.

While Ky doesn't offer any definite numbers, it looks like the project cost her roughly $40 in total—a paltry amount compared to the princely sums often demanded by custom peripheral manufacturers.

If you're curious as to what went into the development of these controllers, the short answer is: not much. The only tool Ky used was a size-8 Torx screwdriver. Materials-wise, Ky utilized supplies readily found on eBay and ExtremeRate. Naturally, there were a few Xbox controllers involved in the equation as well.

So, what do you say? Think you can beat Ky at her own game?

This story, "Modder shows you how to make custom Xbox controllers" was originally published by TechHive.

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