NEW GUIDE: John Park’s Pinball Controller for iPad @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit #pinball
The Pinball Controller for iPad Learning Guide shows you how to hack a Teensy microcontroller into an old, obsolete iPad pinball controller peripheral ($9 online!) in order to run iCade protocol compatible games, including the awesome Pinball Arcade by FarSight Studios.
You’ll code the Teensy 3.2 in HID keyboard mode to send the necessary keystrokes to trigger the flippers and plungers (and even five tilt directions!).
Then, you’ll crack open the peripheral and do a full brain transplant, to remove the old, proprietary control board, and graft in the Teensy, taking advantage of the buttons, spring loaded plunger, and indicator LED.
Here’s the hack being performed live without a net, in two parts, on John Park’s Workshop Live:
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.