I-Pac controller rewired – v2

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I-Pac controller in a new case with cleaner wiring.

When I first started this blog I created a posting about how I could build a better controller for Stepmania by using a device called an I-Pac. In the MAME community the I-Pac does what modern day mechanical keyboards do by assigning each key its own interrupt onto a micro-controller giving you the absolute fastest response between your joystick and your PC. The only way you could go any faster then this device is by bypassing the USB bus all together and wiring your controller via GPIO onto something like a Raspberry Pi.


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Xbox Wireless Receiver hacks.

Ouya Controller Hack Screen

A brief blog entry about receiver hacking

A while back I talked about the Chinese Xbox wireless receiver for Xbox360 Wireless Controllers¬† and how to configure it. You can get these on Ebay for very cheap “I got mine for about $7 with free S&H. Some would also call these controllers ‘fake’ as they are not certified by Microsoft. Which out of the box they do not work, you have to setup the driver on windows as described in my last entry. One of the sections that I skimmed over the android side and how it all works. Well, this is a quick blog entry showing what I did after I received my controller from china.

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SuperTux on Ouya – How to Configure it.

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SuperTux on the Ouya

SuperTux has been a long standing game on the linux which emulated a classic nintendo game “Super Mario Brothers” and gave it it’s own open source images and control system. With the help of the libsdl port for android. SuperTux can now be played on the Ouya as well!

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A better “Dance Dance Revolution / Stepmania” Mat Controller with I-PAC!

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Stepmania + Pads + I-PAC = solid response times!

StepMania love coming at you! This is a quasi blog and guide on how I got my dance pads to work good with StepMania thanks to the I-PAC, just keep in mind that my solution is not the cheapest in the world but then again I was not going for cheap. I was going for a solid solution when I moved my pads from PC to PC. Lets Begin. 

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