Gamers no doubt know that some more advanced PC titles require serious finger dexterity, but what if you could map some of those controls to your feet to free up your hands? That’s exactly what celebrity modder Ben Heck did for his latest custom creation showcased on element14’s The Ben Heck Show.
As you can see in the video below, Heck created two programmable foot pedals that plug into your computer through a USB cable. The master modder demonstrates his creation using Respawn Entertainment’s multiplayer shooter Titanfall. He maps the left WASD pedal to allow him to grab objects, while the right WASD pedal makes the character run. The Titanfall part of the video begins around 16:30.
The foot pedals can even respond to two stages of input, allowing users to map multiple button presses to a single pedal. One can be used for a partial press and another for a "full range of motion." Of course, such foot controls work better for supplementary functions like switching weapons or crouching, in turn freeing up your hands to focus on more important controls like aiming.
The custom foot pedals will be given away to the element14 community.
Heck is a veteran modder with dozens of extreme creations to his name. Some of these include single-handed Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers, as well as Xbox 360 laptops, portable Nintendo 64s, and a NES Micro. Heck charges $125/hour for custom creations and you can read more about his products and services at his website.
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