The Boring Company continues to wow tech enthusiasts with its innovative inventions. Recently, the company founded by Elon Musk unveiled yet another groundbreaking creation that is sure to impress everyone.
In a video posted on The Boring Company’s Twitter account, viewers can see a large digging machine being controlled by an Xbox One controller. The short clip quickly went viral and has thousands of comments from fans.
Described as the “Best Video Game Ever,” The Boring Company seems to prove that sky’s the limit when it comes to technology.
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— The Boring Company (@boringcompany) September 8, 2018
Who Is Elon Musk?
Musk is simply described as Tony Stark or Iron Man in real life. With his impressive inventions, it’s quite understandable for him to get the comparison.
Aside from his innovative creations, Musk is also known for his companies, such as Space X, Tesla, Neuralink, and of course, The Boring Company.
The Boring Company Utilizes An Xbox One Controller To Do The Unthinkable
We all know that the Xbox One controller is generally used for gaming. However, The Boring Company proved many of us wrong.
According to the company, instead of developing a whole new controller for different types of machines, they can simply use the Xbox One controller as it is easier to modify and map with different software.
The idea of using the Xbox One controller for heavy machinery also costs less and easier to use compared to traditional controllers.
It is known that the US Navy once used the Xbox 360 controller to maneuver different types of submarine periscopes. The army also uses the Xbox controller as the main controller of the anti-drone laser. Aside from that, they are often used on robots and drones.
The Future Of Console Controllers
Even if it is a PlayStation or Xbox controller, it is still a good idea to use it as a general tool for controlling different devices. One of the main reasons is that a lot of people are already familiar with how the controller works.
Due to this, it will be easier for them to use it even without a training. However, if the controller doesn’t have enough buttons, The Boring Company has come up with the idea of repurposing Steel Battalion Controllers.
These controllers are large and have tons of buttons on it. The downside of this is that it cannot be hand-carried like Xbox One or PlayStation controllers as it is heavy and too big.
Steel Battalion Controllers are also once used on different games before, especially the arcade ones. However, it may not be used anymore as the gaming industry is now focusing on virtual reality technologies.
People might see a new type of Steel Battalion Controllers in the future, as The Boring Company already has plans on creating it. However, the company said that they will only create it when it is needed the most.