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December 8, 2006

6 Axis PC Controller

at 5:20 am. Filed under Complex Hacks, Cool Gadgets, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks, Toy Hacks


Here is a cool project in development, it’s a joystick for the PC that uses accelerometers to to detect user input. It uses a CUBLOC 405 module for the brains and a Dimension Engineering accelerometer to sense movement.

“Today, I was able to get a sneak preview of 6 Axis PC USB controller made by Garrett from scratch. It looks really cool, kinda like the Nintendo Wii controller and the PS3 controller. He used a CUBLOC 405 module, accelerometer, and an unknown USB controller. Garrett says he will have a howto very soon, so keep checking over the next couple days for the 6 axis controller. It’s not wireless yet but that should be the easy part.”


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9 Responses to “6 Axis PC Controller”

  1. Alexander Says:


  2. Bob Says:

    I built a 2 axis wireless controller about 5 years ago. It was great untill I added the (IR based) wireless link and introduced a small but perceptable time lag (maybe 100ms). That combined with the fact that I built it into the case of a misurable failier of a tilt switch based controller meant that nobody in my company wanted to even look at it. There were a few other small problems, nothing insurmountable, but it was DBA (dead before arrival).

  3. Craig Says:

    What game is that? lol… All I heard was the guy say blah blah blah demo from last year… something like that. Thanks 🙂

  4. Garrett Says:

    Sorry…instead of “blah blah blah” I actually meant to say “Heroes of the Pacific” as in http://www.heroesofthepacific.com/

  5. Jimbo Says:

    Dude… like that is sooo cool. Like did you make that yourself? Wow, like you could probably make one huh? That is, like, sooo cool. What game is that… you gonna give me a copy? You are like, sooo cool. Whoah…

  6. 我不喜欢-Blog » Six-Axis PC Controller Says:

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  7. Hacked Gadgets » Blog Archive » Completed 6 Axis PC Controller Says:

    […] You might remember the article of the in progress 6 Axis PC Controller, well it is now complete. This thing is very impressive, doesn’t look like the standard weekend DIY because of the complexity. “My microcontroller doesn’t have built-in I2C or SPI, so I needed to implement one of my own. I also didn’t have interrupt pins available, meaning my solution needed to be based on polling. When all was said and done and optimized, I couldn’t detect edges faster than 16Khz. This is about ten times slower than the shift output available from the CUBLOC controller, so I couldn’t use that. I ended up writing my own shift-out routine in BASIC to get the data to the HID Portal. This could be avoided by using a microcontroller that has SPI or I2C built in already, but the JB8 is what I had on hand. […]

  8. pascal clement borg Says:

    dream to find somebody to create a 5, 6, or 7 axis cnc robot small size 3 to 6 feet.

  9. telephones Says:

    wow!!!! Its amazing..kudos u made it yourself…

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