Black Lives Matter - Action and Equality. ... Adafruit is open and shipping.
0

The evolution of video game controllers

Zhsx3

The evolution of video game controllers via Reddit.


We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 20,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — To make it through a tough business cycle, layoffs should be a last resort

Wearables — Microphone protection

Electronics — Sizzlin’ Chip Test

Python for Microcontrollers — Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Make: The Rise of Python, CLUE, CircuitPython 6 and more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — BLE Store Capacity Indicator, Aquarium Automation, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — Virus Destroyer!

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — NewProducts 8/6/2020 Feat. #Adafruit #ST25DV16K I2C #RFID #EEPROM #Breakout – STEMMA QT / Qwiic!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



4 Comments

  1. Missing Quickshot 2 style (C64) and flight control-types. Where’s DJ Hero controller?

  2. And after all these years and plenty of examples before them, the engineers at Microsoft don’t know their ass from their elbows when they made the D-pad for the XBOX 360 controller.

  3. @L.A.W – please keep the comment more constructive, thanks!

    how would you improve the xbox 360 controller, be specific.

    ms makes some pretty good hardware too 🙂

  4. Topher Cantler said it best in his article, "Undeniable failure: An open letter to Microsoft on the Xbox 360 Dpad." This was written 3 years ago after the XBOX 360 had been released for 3 years. It took them another 2 years to address the problem with another joke of a design and to add insult to injury it cost $65. Considering Nintendo is 20 years their senior, the engineering design team at Microsoft had no excuse to let that design go into production.
    The obvious failure is the Dpad is nothing more than a plus sign on top of an analog stick. Wrong. It clearly needs to have only 8 discrete inputs with a membrane between the directional pad and the contact. How hard could that be? Apparently too hard for Microsoft. In order to play games that require the Dpad and NOT chuck one’s controller through the window and into the street you have an option of purchasing a knock off brand. I purchased a $400 system and I need to go buy another controller that’s good? I am an avid player of fighting games and the solution there is to purchase a $150 arcade stick in order to have the precision required. Nonsense. There is no other conclusion than the Engineers at Microsoft do not know what they are doing or they simply did not care.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.