A group of Syrian rebels has constructed a makeshift armored vehicle whose weaponry is controlled by a Sony Playstation video game controller, the AFP reported this week.
The vehicle, which “took a month to build” according to Mahmud Abud from the al-Ansar rebel brigade, is a car chassis completely enclosed in 2.5-cm. steel armor with a 7.62-mm machine gun mounted on top.
Cameras positioned around the outside enable the vehicle to be piloted by its driver, while the machine gun is aimed and fired by a gunner using a video game controller and a fifth camera.
It was unclear from the report if the vehicle, which Abud said cost $10,000 to build, has been deployed in the field.