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1 Comment

  1. This is a hack (I suppose you could categorize it as that) that I have been working on for a while. Just finished the assembly this week and did a short write up today!
    It’s an Arduino based bluetooth handheld game controller see the details here – http://silverballsoftware.com/arduino-based-handheld-bluetooth-game-controller

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