Adam Savage built a functional Star Trek Captain Kirk Chair

Adam shares the story of his Star Trek Captain’s Chair, which he became obsessed with building from scratch after acquiring an insufficient replica. With the help of friend Jeremy Williams, Adam spends a day wiring in the electronics to bring his new Enterprise command chair to life. After much problem solving and troubleshooting, the effort pays off in a big way.

They state the problem of a bad chair purchased on Ebay for the first few minutes.
Then 30 minutes of building the electronics for the right chair.
From 33 minutes onwards it is playing with all of the fully functional parts.

They used Arduino as the brains of the electronics.