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The body of the controller is made from HDPE - High-density polyethylene thermoplastic. Importantly it can be injection moulded, it has a large strength-to-density ratio and it is hard. This means it will withstand being dropped, squashed, twisted and scratched. www.bpf.co.uk Polyethylene (High Density) HDPE - Chemical drums, jerricans, carboys, toys, picnic ware, household and kitchenware, cable insulation, carrier bags, food wrapping material.
Some information about the lifecycle of the product www.designlife-cycle.com Sony Playstation 3
Evolution of the PS controller! rack.1.mshcdn.com
These are the 4 buttons marked with the iconic symbols. It is likely to be made from an elastomer which is soft and rubbery, tactile, had a grip for fingers. en.wikipedia.org Elastomer - Wikipedia
This is a high powered 1800mAh lithium battery. www.ifixit.com DualShock 3 Battery Replacement: Replace your DualShock 3's lithium battery.
These are 7.2 mm Phillips screws - easy to insert with a normal screwdriver and undo, if needed. www.straightdope.com The Straight Dope: Why did this guy Phillips think we needed a new type of screw?