Guitar Hero III Guitar Modded with Magnetic Switch and Touch Screen

Click to viewIn another demonstration of humanity's relentless quest for fun, a guy has installed a touchscreen on a Guitar Hero guitar as well as a magnetic switch that allows him to play it with a magnetic pick. Pointless? Actually, not. Cyberpyrot told us that it "plays much better than before." And while it may not be as cool-looking as the Angel Sword Guitar, it sure looks cool in the dark. Video, pics, details and his plans for version 2.0 after the jump:

Since the screen uses most of the space, the guitar doesn't have its usual controller. Instead, Cyberpyrot—who did the mod—added a magnetic switch under the body so he could use a magnetic pick to play the guitar. Cyberpyrot told that "yeah, it plays better but unfortunately I don't."

The touchscreen itself mirrors the action on the TV and something else: it allows you to control the whammy bar by sweeping your fingers across the screen.

Guitar Hero III Guitar Modded with Magnetic Switch and Touch Screen

Guitar Hero III Guitar Modded with Magnetic Switch and Touch Screen

Guitar Hero III Guitar Modded with Magnetic Switch and Touch Screen

Guitar Hero III Guitar Modded with Magnetic Switch and Touch Screen

The mod took "about 3 days to make, and it wasn't really expensive: $108 for Guitar Hero III, $77 for the LCD, $44 for the touch panel and about $30 for miscellaneous items."

According to Cyberpyrot, the next phase is to "add optics to the guitar so it can play itself," getting perfect scores and probably opening a breach in the time-space continuum which will destroy the Universe. [Acid Mods - Thank you, Robin]