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Bumped one of my controllers off my slot car table today onto carpet, snapped the lc and menu buttons off, not an easy fix. Bottom line is DONT drop them.
 

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Hmmm after hearing that I decided to sacrifice a controller, throwing it down on to carpet from 1 metre up 50 times and god damn thing still works perfectly
 

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Mental note to drop test new bluetooth modules.

Carpet and one metre sounds quite tame. Are they expected to break if you drop them one metre onto a hard stone floor? What is the expected standard?

QUOTE (injectorman @ 27 Jun 2011, 13:36) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hmmm after hearing that I decided to sacrifice a controller, throwing it down on to carpet from 1 metre up 50 times and god damn thing still works perfectly


I guess we don't all have thick shag pile like you Rick!
 

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QUOTE (Kellerkind @ 27 Jun 2011, 08:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry for that! I thougt about avoiding this kind of damage, too. Hand-sling of nintendo Wii remote controller works perfect when fitted to the inside of scorpius-throttle. Regards Jens
That's exactly what I had in mind after reading about this tragedy


Have a look on eBay. You can get a 6-pack of Wii straps for around $1.30
 

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Yes, good point. I'm a rug racer at the moment, so I think the only thing I'd really have to worry about is someone crushing a controller. I guess I'll have to find a titanium casing
 

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QUOTE (RikoRocket @ 27 Jun 2011, 22:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Mental note to drop test new bluetooth modules.

Carpet and one metre sounds quite tame. Are they expected to break if you drop them one metre onto a hard stone floor? What is the expected standard?

I guess we don't all have thick shag pile like you Rick!

Yes what is an expected standard. Probably not concrete, I just recently dropped a new mobile phone on the concrete. result, broken screen.

I can definetely say the Scorpius controller is not designed to be dropped on concrete, it might damage the concrete


Seriously I just retested. I actually threw the controller at considerable force landing buttons first (generally) from 1 metre. The battery came out of its holder, reinstalled, all good. Not saying it cant happen obviuosly, but it was probably a rare event.

I have dropped Scorpius controllers on concrete a few times over the years, once breaking an LCD screen.

Wii straps sound like a good idea or just get a grip


Rick
 
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