Who cares about console controllers? They sit on our floors, they’re thrown against our walls and do our bidding. Boring chunks of plastic. But when you X-ray them, they look downright gorgeous, like cyborg jellyfish.
Redditor Diabolikal49 (kewl name) alleges to work with some industrial-grade X-ray machinery and cooked up these fantastic images of console controller guts. We’ve seen some console X-rays before, but nothing that approaches this level of detail and ghostliness. When the wife of Wilhelm Röntgen, discoverer of the X-ray, first saw her own radiated image, she remarked, “I have seen my death.” But these controllers seem the opposite — organism-like, full of complex mechanisms and sinuous wires. Diabolikal says he was able to get this level of fidelity by putting the controllers very, very close to the X-ray gun. And we’re glad he did. Now stick more stuff in it.