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DIY PunchOut Controller For Those Who Like To Punch

DIY PunchOut Controller For Those Who Like To Punch

DIY PunchOut Controller (Image courtesy kirton)
By Andrew Liszewski

Over at Instructables, ‘kirton’ has a great tutorial on how to make your own punching bag like interface for the classic NES title, PunchOut. A foam filled bag provides a comfortable punching material, and inside that bag you’ll find a set of handmade impact sensors wired to a PC game pad which translates the impacts to the game running via an NES emulator. The system can even provide visual feedback whenever the player gets punched thanks to a combination of software that detects when your sprite turns pink (which is how the game indicates a hit) and an arduino which causes an LED indicator to flash. That part is just a proof of concept at this point, but eventually a strobe light will be used to provide some level of real world disorientation whenever your character gets hit.

[ Instructables – Interfaces for Games: PunchOut ] VIA [ Hack a Day ]







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