Over time, we've covered some of the most interesting works of Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, one of the world's best-known modders, and now, we're about to take a look at yet another of his extraordinary creations, namely a military-grade portable gaming system based on Sony's PS3.
Developed as a part of his ongoing, Internet-only series, "The Ben Heck Show", the PS3
is designed for a married couple working with the military overseas.
Ben decided to start work on this mod after receiving a personal request from civilian unmanned aerial vehicle pilots in Afghanistan, Erica and Kris Kokkeby, who look to gaming to pass the time and boost morale in-between maneuvers but, due to the nature of their jobs, traveling and varying environmental conditions can make for gaming situations that take a toll on typical system components.
For this reason, the modder rose up to the challenge by building an ultimate portable gaming system with a Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) housed inside an iM2600 Pelican Storm Case built to withstand extreme gaming situations, and if you want to see just how he did it, you can check the latest episode of his show.
As some of you might remember, "The Ben Heck Show" is a bi-weekly online television series (available for free
) dedicated to the science, art and mindset of system and hardware modders with a global audience of design engineers, students and electronic enthusiasts (e.g., tech geeks), each episode spotlighting Ben's mods of popular electronic devices.
Sponsored exclusively by element14 and produced by Internet TV network Revision3, the show educates viewers on the underlying technology powering each of Ben's featured projects, offering his unique insight regarding hardware modification techniques, tools and design tips.
Of course, now that we've seen this lates addition to Ben's collection of extraordinary mods, we can't wait to see what he'll come up with next.