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Inputshield_small

InputShield

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$39.36

There’s been all this talk about open source hardware, and I typically pull out my Blackberry Curve and explain it to people this way:

“See this Blackberry? It’s really more or less like most other devices- it’s got a battery, motherboard, screen, USB connection, and buttons…what if you just had a battery, motherboard, screen, buttons and a USB connection? You could make any gadget you want!”

Well here are the buttons! Convenient in a gaming format, when I started playing with these, it was eerily reminiscent of PlayStation joystick controls. Even vibrates with a rumble pack! Wanna make your own Arduino Game Boy? Arduino Genesis? Now you can. That’s why the InputShield is your friend. Check out what Matt made

Specifications

  • 1 Joy Stick
  • 2 Buttons
  • 1 Vibration Motor
  • 2 Operating Modes
  • Pass-through signal header
  • Fits squarely on top of Arduino
  • See wiki for additional details and a data sheet

Media

Video of the InputShield in Action:
Get in touch if you have any questions, or ideas for something you want me to build.