So to help with this terrible situation I decided to make something to assist with the imaginative process.
I used mostly parts on hand and scavenged so it only cost me a few bucks for some buttons, the joystick and the aluminum. If you had to buy everything I'm guessing the project would cost $30-40. There is a lot of room for expansion of features and improvements on the design, but here is a good first draft to work from.
- Joystick operated Acceleration Vector Resonator (patent pending) with audio feedback and vector indicator (beepy beeps and blinky lights)
- Launch Status Indicator with turny knob and more blinky lights
- Com-Link packet messaging system (really it just records your voice and plays it back)
- Heads Up Display for targeting and tracking popcorn meteors