Makers and gamers interested in the gaming console unveiled last month by Panic in the form of the Playdate, fitted with a hand crank controller. May be interested in a new project published by the Ruiz Brothers to the Adafruit website. Providing instructions on how you can create your very own console complete with hank crank controller, using the Adafruit PyGamer as a base. Check out the video below to learn more about the project.
“Gaming Cranks are the hot rage in handheld input devices right now. Its a great input for games and applications! The Adafruit PyGamer is a perfect gaming device to attach a crank as an input device for games and more!”
Specifications of the Adafruit PyGamer which is available to purchase direct from the Adafruit online store priced at just under $40 include :
– ATSAMD51J19 @ 120MHz with 3.3V logic/power – 512KB of FLASH + 192KB of RAM
– 8 MB of QSPI Flash for storing images, sounds, animations, whatever!
– Micro SD Card Slot for storing even more stuff when the QSPI flash isn’t enough
– 1.8″ 160×128 Color TFT Display connected to its own SPI port
– 1 x Analog Thumbstick with X and Y analog inputs
– 4 x Game/Control Buttons with square tops
– 5 x NeoPixels for dazzle, or game score-keeping
– Triple-axis accelerometer (motion sensor)
– Light sensor, reverse-mount so that it points out the front
– Stereo headphone jack
– Mono Class-D speaker driver for 4-8 ohm speakers, up to 2 Watts
– LiPoly battery port with built in recharging capability
– USB port for battery charging, programming and debugging
– Two female header strips with Feather-compatible pinout so you can plug any FeatherWings in
– JST ports for NeoPixels, sensor input, and I2C (you can fit I2C Grove connectors in here)
– Reset button
– On-Off switch
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