Video Game Controllers Get X-Rayed

I like to imagine that this series of pictures started as an argument between two friends where one blamed his malfunctioning controller when he kept losing a game. “You’re lying,” “No, the button really sticks!” “I’ll prove it!” And so they wandered into their day job as X-ray technicians, and this photo set was born.

In reality, it was just a bored person with access to such a machine, but the resulting pictures are an almost beautiful collection of machinery hidden inside items we take for granted. There’s a lot of work that goes into making an effective controller. Note that the Wiimote and Nunchuck have not been X-rayed. That’s because all you’d find inside them was candy corn and magic.

See the full gallery below via NerdApproved



  1. Sara C. April 30, 2012
  2. Peter Crowley May 10, 2012
  3. The King June 17, 2012
  4. Patrick June 18, 2012
  5. Patrick June 18, 2012
  6. Zak August 11, 2012

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