When Mike Sannikov was designing an arcade game controller and needed to test which brand of buttons would work best, he didn’t just read some online reviews—he bought a small sampling of buttons and used them to build this gorgeous music sequencer as a test bed.
Few of us have the skills to even imagine something like this, let alone build one from scratch. But the only reason Mike’s Button Factory exists is to test a bunch of random buttons for an entirely different project. If this is what the testing phase looks like, we’re excited to see how that arcade controller turns out. [YouTube via Make]