Aug 7, 2010

MIT project working on heating and cooling video game controllers


Imagine that you were using a video game controller, and it suddenly got very hot.
I’m sure all of you who have experienced the overheating Xbox 360 would probably say “Uh-oh”, but this is not a result of technical failure. You see, this video game controller can get very cold as well.
Yes, this is a little project at MIT that gives the player a chance to feel hot or cold sensations in a video game. It works by having a pair of thermoelectric surfaces that are located on either side of the controller itself.

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