I knew vaguely, in the back of my mind, that the same people who scratchbuilt chassis
would also tinker around with their controllers. The personality-type, it fits; that they
couldn't just leave the insides of their controllers alone. There were even
whispers of Controller Scratchbuilding on my own website's Message Board.
But no one had sent pictures, until...
Thanks, Duane Kennard!
Remembering that I want this website to stay focused on scratchbuilt chassis, I will put up
Duane's great pictures, and let him tell you in his own words what's here. I'm sure
he'd answer questions on our message board. too.
Duane Kennard wrote, in part:
Jim, just wondering if you had any interest in a web page about custom and scratchbuilt controllers.
They've got an interesting history of their own, just like the chassis do. Personally, I'm interested
in the old Cotton & Gorski micro and button controllers, development of the "Turbo"
and the more modern diode and transistor controllers. I'm sure lots of your readers have cool,
old hand-built controllers to show off.