This project tutorial will show you how you can convert a console game pad into a USB keyboard mouse for playing games on your PC. The USB game pad can be used with nearly any software, such as a MAME emulator, game, simulation software, or for custom user interfaces. We’ll start by turning the buttons of the game pad into keyboard buttons, so that pressing ‘up’ is converted into the ‘U’ key, for example. The firmware is easily adaptable, so you can adjust it for whatever software it will be used with. Then we’ll make the project more interesting by adding an accelerometer. This will allow the game pad to be used as a mouse by tilting it! This tutorial including the original code and Portal video is by Devlin Thyne! Rock!
You’ll need the following in order to build the project:
What is it? Comet is a moveable phone booth that allows you have private calls while completely immerged in the public space. The project was build using Arduino circuits hacked on an old hair dryer helmet and an office chair with wheals.
How do you interact with it? To start the phone call module the user sits on its chair and positioned his head inside the hair dryer helmet. Immediately the waiting song stops, a red light turns on from the bottom showing that it is being used and the phone will guide the user to type the number on the keypad and start the call. The helmet streams the voice of the person you are calling to, while inside it there is a microphone where your voice is captured.
After finishing the call the user get out of its chair and the phone booth goes back to the waiting module