Brett Dawson is heavy-handed with his game controllers. However, since he’s a drummer and his game of choice is Rock Band, we can excuse him, especially when he solves the issue with a professional drum kit converted into a controller. Brett painstakingly transferred the piezoelectric cells that pick up the drum vibrations from Harmonix’ own more toy-like setup to his pro kit, added a wired-up kick-pedal and finally a screen (protected by a sheet of Lexan).
Does the whole thing work? Oh yes, in fact it’s tough enough that Brett will be taking the kit to Otronicon, held January 18-21, 2008 at Orlando Science Center in Orlando, Florida, and letting stick-twirling members of the public batter seven shades out of it.