World's biggest NES controller and other giant tech in video

A British engineering student has created the largest NES controller in the world, but it's not the only piece of giant tech out there. Check out CNET UK's video for more.

The world's largest video controller has been unveiled at London's Liverpool Street Station. The controller is an exact replica of an old NES joypad, scaled up 30 times in each dimension. Hit play on our video (above) to see the massive pad in gigantic action.

The working humungopad, which is 4 meters long and weighs 120 kilograms, was created by British engineering student Ben Allen and collaborators from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. It takes two people to play and has to be transported in a lorry.

"We built the controller to celebrate the 105th anniversary of our student association," Allen told us. "We're all electrical engineering students, and every five years we like to do something crazy."

Read more of " World's biggest NES controller and other giant tech in video " on Crave UK.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments
Latest Galleries from CNET
The best and worst quotes of 2014 (pictures)
A roomy range from LG (pictures)
This plain GE range has all of the essentials (pictures)
Sony's 'Interview' heard 'round the world (pictures)
Google Lunar XPrize: Testing Astrobotic's rover on the rocks (pictures)
CNET's 15 favorite How Tos of 2014