Next week Ben Heck will release a new Internet TV show for modders. The first episode will be published on September 13, 2010, at Element 14.
The average person sees an electronic device and says cool. A “modder” sees the same product and says not cool enough. And beginning Sept. 13, the growing universe of modders – people who for fun modify hardware or software to perform differently, better or for a purpose never originally intended – are moving a little closer to the mainstream with the kick-off of their own TV series.
“The Ben Heck Show,” hosted by Ben Heck, today’s preeminent game console modder, is dedicated to this fast growing universe of extreme electronic enthusiasts. Sponsored by element14, an online community of modders and professional engineers, the show takes a light-hearted, fun and slightly irreverent approach to modding.
The first episode of “The Ben Heck Show” showcases Ben’s mod of a game controller for an avid gamer with a serious disability. Each additional show in the bi-weekly series will highlight projects inspired by the modder community, ranging from mods for a particular need to gadgets that help electronic enthusiasts work and play faster.