Fisher-Price toy turned into working video game controller by Modder

A baby toy probably isn’t something you would imagine using to play a game as intense as FromSoftware’s Ring of Elden. However, an absolute madman of a man took the joke seriously and emerged victorious.

A modder on Twitter actually took a Fisher-Price toy and turned it into a fully functional Xbox controller while being a baby toy, according to Kotaku.

Rudeism, better known as Dylan Beck, is the modder in question and is a YouTuber who “plays games badly”, according to his channel’s About page. He has a habit of playing video games using things other than the usual gaming peripherals, like a controller or a keyboard and mouse.

Fisher-Price Baby Toy Controller Mod Details

According to Kotaku’s report, Dylan posted a video of himself on the social media platform using a Fisher-Price Game & Learn controller modified to function as an Xbox controller to play FromSoftware. Ring of Elden.

Dylan was able to play the game without too many problems, as shown in his gameplay video. Interestingly, the toy still turns on and plays audio aimed at babies for entertainment, even though Rudeism was using it as a game controller.

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When asked about the mod, Dylan told The Verge that the Fisher-Toy Game and Learn controller is one of his favorite builds because of how clean it is. What he did to the toy was add an Arduino Pro Microcline, a two-axis joystick, and some micro switches to turn the original’s non-working “shoulder buttons” into real ones. He posted a photo on Twitter showing he was able to fit everything into the toy, but later found out it wouldn’t close.

However, it wasn’t a perfect fit. Some aspects of the Fisher-Price toy need to be addressed for it to function as an Xbox controller. For example, the slider on the right side of the toy functions as a mode switch, allowing you to have a left or right analog stick at all times and access the Start, Select, and Guide buttons on A, B, and C. The shoulder buttons had to be toggled left or right to function as a bumper or trigger.

The mod cost Dylan $20, including the controller itself.

The inspiration behind the build

Dylan mentioned that the Fisher-Price toy mod was a side project that started out as a joke. Inspiration came from Twitter user Wario64 tweeting that the Fisher-Price toy is available on Amazon and has a special sound that plays when someone enters the infamous Konami code.

Wario64 also said in his tweet that the toy is “perfect for Ring Elden, [but] may not be allowed for EVO.”

That’s when Dylan decided to put Wario64’s statement to the test.

Despite the difficulties with the modification process, such as the lack of space for a battery and the inability to use the 3D printer he often uses to make brackets to hold the joystick and switches in position, he was still able to make the controller. work.

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