Elon Musk’s Boring Company Machine ‘Test-Driven’ With Xbox Controller

17 September, 2018, 22:24 | Author: Regina Silva
  • Elon Musk’s Boring Company Machine ‘Test-Driven’ With Xbox Controller

It's not clear if the setup is an experiment to test the viability of a novel digging method, or a publicity stunt to help spread the word of the Boring Company's mission.

In the roughly 45 second long video, we can see a user move his fingers from the trigger buttons and joysticks on the Xbox One Controller in order to run the teeth on the drilling machine.

Out of all of Elon Musk's ventures, the Boring Company is undoubtedly the most WTF.

Why is The Boring Company interested in using an Xbox One controller for its tunneling devices instead of traditional peripherals like a keyboard and mouse or a touchscreen interface?

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Though it remains unclear if it is Musk himself "test-driving" the machine or some other Boring Company employee, the billionaire did note that this was one of the new machines used by the company for burrowing and building a vast tunnel network under the ground. You be the judge. It rests comfortably in your hands without causing stress or tension, which is another reason that The Boring Company is using them. The idea is to use powerful digging machines that can drill at speeds much faster than conventional boring machines, which should dramatically cut the cost of such projects. Once moving, the sleds would transfer from side tunnels to the main tunnel, ensuring that all the sleds on the main artery are constantly moving, thereby ensuring maximum efficiency. Further approval to dig beneath Washington DC and Chicago were granted. Most recently, Musk suggested a tunnel-based "loop system" that could be used to connect Los Angeles' Dodger Stadium to city's suburbs in just four minutes.

Traffic is riding me nuts.

The company has connected the enormous TBM to an Xbox controller.

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