What started as a frustration became a seemingly brilliant idea for Elsberry resident Ed Georgie, inventor of the Mini Stick.
The Mini Stick is a joy stick that attaches to almost any keyboard, just over the arrows and allows players to play PC games with ease; something Georgie said was a problem until now.
“I was sitting in my office one day, with nothing to do and began playing a game on my PC,” said Georgie. “It was one of these games that come through your e-mail. Anyway I was playing this game thinking, ‘this was cantankerous.’ Since the keys on a keyboard are not symmetrical it makes playing games sometimes a little more than frustrating.”
Georgie said he sat there thinking of ideas that would allow a person to still play games but with better symmetry; this was seven years ago. The problem he faced or the biggest obstacle was trying to devise a pulley lever system that would allow a player to move forward and backward, as well as side to side without out losing focus of the game being played.
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