I bought a drill press!

Been drilling out holes in an old camping stove. Making a stick with a weirdish layout for shooters, but will suit Virtua Fighter and Neo-Geo games too.

Trying to learn about making game input devices. Want to make some game things with dedicated interfaces.

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I'd love to just make shit like this all day, collect weird controllers, open a museum where people can play with stuff, and commission people to make games for them...

Like a synth museum/lab for controllers.

@zens I'm sure some nice Mastodonian will help us out with the money part~~~~

@gamemakingtools there’s ways to get money for projects like these.
I know the outlines of the process. i’ve watched other people do it.

@zens Hmmm. That's food for thought. I only know about ways to get funding for orgs that are already running.

@gamemakingtools presumably you wouldn’t go straight to forming an org; i was thinking a singular travelling show, ala “game on” en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_O

@zens Oh I getcha. It's more my style to run it something like an artist-run space, like start out of an unused shop or a garage or something.

I remember the local DIY games place raised their initial funds by doing game parties round the country.

This is making me think of this a bit more seriously, thanks. I'm gunna sit down and figure out what I actually want.

@gamemakingtools right- a travelliing event can get sponsorships and grants; if that turns out to be successful you then have the cred and funds to have a space and a name

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