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T.B.I.Y (Tech Beever It Yourself): Playstation 3 Controller Stand


Whilst tidying my (very) messy shed, I came across some parts from an old Three-Tier Floating AV Unit that never got used. I was going to throw it away, but as I sorted through the junk, I came to the realisation that I could turn some of the pieces into something else...



What I Used:

  • Pliers
  • 1 x M10x200mm Bolt
  • 4 x End Caps From Three Tier AV Unit
  • Aluminium Block From Three Tier AV Unit
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Super Glue (all purpose, plastic to metal etc)



I took two of the end caps and super glued them to a block of aluminium


Once both sides are on, leave to dry


The small knobs are the screw caps, we won't be needing these


Using pliers, break the screw caps off the other two end caps,
so the sides are completely flat 


Then, place the end caps against the block, and simply thread the
M10x200mm bolt through the sides, so it comes out the other end.
These will now be the legs of the stand


Tighten the bolt, using a screwdriver to secure the other end


Do a quick strength test, the legs shouldn't move



Then try with the PS3 Controller




The curve of the aluminium block is perfect for the PS3 Controller



















So there you go, our T.B.I.Y Playstation 3 Controller stand. As you can see in the pictures, I managed to get it covered in saw dust from the shed (my Jigsaw makes a lot of mess), but a quick polish and it'll look nice and shiney.

T.B.I.Y Time: Around 10-minutes

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