Ben Heck Launches Web Series – Gearlog

Benjamin “Ben Heck” Heckendorn popped by the PCMag offices today to talk up his brand new Element14 Web series, the Ben Heck Show. Those of who are familiar with Heck’s work (which I assume applies to a large chunk of the folk who regularly go out of their way to read gadget blogs) pretty much know what you’re in for–mods, mods, mods (and not the kind on scooters).

Heck’s best know for his console mods, of course–making portable versions of the Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, and newer systems like the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii.

Heck’s mods–and his new show–go beyond that, however. In the first episode, Heck modifies an Xbox 360 controller for a gamer who lost control of one of his hands. In fact, Heck told Gearlog that he would love to get into the prosthetics field at some point.

As for future shows? a multi-episode series showing users how to build their own pinball machine? yes please.

Episode two debuts next week. Heck promises lots more explosions to come. Check out the first episode, after the jump.

If you live in the new York area, meanwhile, you can meet Heck at the Maker Faire in Queens this weekend.

Ben Heck Launches Web Series – Gearlog


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