Atari Joystick Gets Second Bloom As TV Remote

Perhaps I misremember, but wasn't the Atari joystick a little stubborn to move?  No matter, Hacked Gadgets have decided to make one into a remote control, where the only giveaways that all is not as it was are a couple of IR LEDs sticking out.

 

They've put together a whole tutorial about how they put it together, which makes it a potentially good starter project if you're interested in making your own, but it also opens up the floodgates for a number of repurposed-as-remote projects.  What would you like to see serving as control for your TV?

Atari 2600 Joystick TV Remote Control [Hacked Gadgets]