Engineers and product designers who like to modify existing products will soon have an Internet-based TV series aimed squarely at them.
“The Ben Heck Show,” a show said to be dedicated to the “growing universe of extreme electronic enthusiasts,” will follow the travails of the host as he attempts to modify existing gaming products. The first episode, to be broadcast on the Internet on Monday, September 13th, will showcase Heck’s effort to “mod” a game controller for an avid gamer with a serious disability. Each additional show will highlight projects and gadgets inspired by the so-called “modder community.”
Heck’s show will be posted every other Monday on the websites Revision3 and element14.
In the “modder” community, Heck is known for his signature mods – an XBox 360 laptop and a Playstation 3 laptop.
A spokesman for the show told Design News that Heck won’t necessarily limit himself to game modifications. “He’s primarily a console modder,” the spokesman said. “But he’s creative and loves a challenge. If folks ask him to do something different, he’ll be up to the challenge.”