In many of the Pokemon games, the quest to catch the elusive shiny versions of Pokemon is definitely one of the most time consuming. To skip the grind, one Pokemon player going by the name dekuNukem modded a 3DS into a shiny finding machine.
The machine uses a light sensor to exploit the fact that shiny Pokemon have longer intro animations than their normally-colored brethren. The 3DS controls are hooked up to a circuitboard that automatically fishes for Pokemon and runs from non-shiny battles. When the light sensor detects a shiny Pokemon’s intro animation, it sets off a buzzer that calls the player back to the game so they can catch the shiny. It also has a display that keeps track of the the number of attempts it made, for the sake of posterity maybe.
While it may void some warranties, it’s definitely an ingenious solution to a problem many people didn’t think they had. A tad obsessive, but a note on the video says dekuNukem gives some of the shiny Pokemon away to other players for their birthdays and special events, so rest assured that dekuNukem is using his or her electronics expertise for the forces of good.