The REAL “Accordion Hero”

Although it’s relatively old news, it’s all the buzz on the tech blogs today: Accordion Hero, the accordion version of the Guitar Hero videogame:

Accordion Hero

Alas, Accordion Hero is just a parody — it’s just a clever idea that’s been given it’s own website.

However, that doesn’t mean that someone hasn’t built an accordion-style controller for Guitar Hero-type games. Ladies and Gentlemen, I’d like you to meet Oded “SoundGuy” Sharon and the game controller that he created by hacking a toy accordion. Here’s a photo of Oded playing Freetar Hero (a Free Software version of Guitar Hero) with his “Accordion Hero” controller:

Oded Sharon using his accordion controller to play “Freetar Hero”

You can find out more about the controller in this entry on his blog.

Oded, you’re a true Accordion Hero — I salute you with a filet mignon on a flaming sword!

3 replies on “The REAL “Accordion Hero””

The man is a true hacker – note the dangling wires and circuit boards with random LEDs mounted. It’s not a true hack until airport security is willing to shoot you over it (well, at least the screeners – the actual guys with guns might be more sensible, if is to be believed)

Joey: if you’re interested in doing up a slightly slicker version of this, let me know. We hardware dudes are always looking for cool projects, plus this fancy piece of paper supposedly says I’m somewhat qualified. I guess Degree is more than just an antiperspirant.

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