Elite: Dangerous might be causing a stir among backers for the space sim over its 'no offline' ambush recently, but let’s not detract from what one fan of Elite has accomplished.
Markus Boesen, not content with just any monitor and keyboard to handle his galactic adventures, has built himself quite the 'cockpit' using fancy BenQ projectors and various other devices.
A quick sum or too suggests he's put almost £3000 into this shrine to outer space, and it's hard not to want to give it a try. The driving forces behind the experience are the three HD BenQ TH681 projectors, which create the cockpit view. That's backed up by meaty Logitech Z-5500 Digital Surround Sound, to really feel those pew-pews. Boesen has a custom 'control panel' too.
The joystick is a Saitek X52 Pro augmented by various touchscreen controls that adjust the systems on his ship, and there's a Leap Motion controller also for gesture commands. To complete this temple of sci-fi gamer nerdism, VoiceAttack lets him issue commands to flip between interfaces and a TrackIR head-tracking device is built into his cap.
Elite: Dangerous releases on PC this December 17th.