The processes involved when I make stuff: sculpting, programming, electronics, carving, moulding, etc. Mostly puppets, automata, sculpture, occasionally furniture, interactives, food, etc. Usually fairly detailed and image-led. Please reuse any ideas, tips, thoughts and approaches.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Hacking PS2 controllers
Having got the basic arduino servo options sorted (if not finished), I have been rooting about for ready-made compact controllers. I have decided not to overstretch and will use a wired system for now, but may change to wireless later. Anyway, I wondered what's in a PS2 controller...
Here's what the PS2 controller looks like taken apart:
Here's what the joystick looks like. The blue things are potentiometers
The other side, showing the press down button (the white bar pushes down on the black switch
Here is the joystick wired up to the arduino controlling the servo