Sega Saturn Bug Controller, or, What A Difference Three Screws Make
Chances are you’re going to wonder why I’m even bothering to talk about a Sega Saturn joystick at least ten years after the system went the way of the dodo, but I tell you that there’s a very good reason.
Because, you see, in the grandest old tradition of original Nintendo belt buckles, someone’s taken that old device and made it into something new and interesting: art.
James Ian Killinger took apart an old Sega Saturn joystick and noticed that, if he just added a few extra screws–three, to be exact–we’d get the thing you see above, a giant space bug.
Let that sink in for a second. That’s a big bug sculpture made from only the parts of a Sega Saturn controller and three extra screws. No extra parts were brought in, nothing was taken out. That thing is just a Sega Saturn controller with three screws. It’s easy to wonder what Killinger could’ve done if he’d had a FOURTH screw.