Lag? We Don’t Need No Stinking Lag!

I have been noticing several comments on the web claiming that my tilt controller has too much lag to be worthwhile. Some people claim that they saw “seconds” of lag. I can understand how people can think that the controller has some lag associated with it. When watching someone play a game it is hard to judge whether the controller has lag or not because the games don’t usually have instantaneous response. If I am playing a racing game and am turning left then decide to turn right, it doesn’t happen instantaneously. It is built into the game controls.

In this video I show you the Xbox 360 tilt controller in the Windows XP “Game Controllers” control panel. It shows you the X and Y positions in real time.

For those that swear it is a fake and that they can “hear someone in the background clicking the analog sticks around”, I don’t know how to help you.

Xbox 360 Tilt Controller – Phase Two – Video

Here is the video of the tilt controller in action. I played Full Auto and Marble Blast Ultra for the Xbox 360, Crimson Skies for the Xbox (on the 360), and Goldeneye 007 for the N64 on a Windows laptop. I wish I could have gotten better quality on the Xbox titles, but I only had a CRT to play the games on.

When I play Goldeneye 007 on the laptop I am using the keyboard to shoot because when I shot that video I didn’t have the controller guts inside the controller yet so none of the buttons worked.


Rube Goldberg Voting Machine

I wanted this to be my first post on my new site because it was my first major project and was what motivated me to start this site. I will eventually be adding more videos about this project (due to popular request) but I will start it off with this video that started it all.

For a higher quality version, click here to download the video in H.264.

This is a video of a Rube Goldberg ballot-casting machine with an entertainment theme. My Jac-Cen-Del High School team made it in 2004. This machine received 4th place in the National High School Rube Goldberg Competition. We were actually graded down for using so much technology, as some of the judges thought it was too technical and not in the true spirit of Rube.

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Michael Busch
Kyle Luers
Adam Thole
Paul Thole