This was a fast, but fun little side project. Since I play a lot of Super Smash Bros: Melee, I wanted to modify the controller I use, so that it would stand out more. When in doubt: add more LEDs! I decided to assemble a controller that was half-transparent, with dimmable lights in it. The below slideshow gives an impression of the outcome:
In the future, I may come back to this and make the light responsive in some fashion. For now, however, I’m pretty satisfied with the responses this controller draws at Smash Delft‘s friendlies.