Kickstarter Highlight – Microduino Joypad

Do you like Arduino projects?

Do you like joypads?

Do you like Aruino projects that go hand in hand with joypads? Then look no further as we’re back once more with another awesome Kickstarter Highlight!

Do you like Arduino projects?

Do you like joypads?

Do you like Aruino projects that go hand in hand with joypads? Then look no further as we’re back once more with another awesome Kickstarter Highlight!

wpid-Kickstarter-Highlight.jpg

Microduino-Joypad: an open source 8-bit game console & more!

 

What is it?

Microduino w Tetris

A programmable joypad, a little micro-console of sorts, the Microduino-Joypad is here!

As it’s the 25th anniversary of the Game Boy, the guys who developed the Microduino, are back once more with the Microduino-Joypad. This is an open source gamepad which you can use to play your very own 8-bit games. This means games like Tetris, Pac-Man, Galaga and much more can be played on your own home-coded device. What’s interesting is how easily this can integrate with Arduino products.

The Microduino was a successful campaign and they’ve got thousands of creations behind their backs now, thanks to the power of the microduino. Due to it’s small size and that it works well with existing Arduino products, the Microduino has now expanded to joypads.

Microduino Robotics

However it doesn’t just stop there. See, a joypad doesn’t have to just play video games. You can use it to control your own home made robots or even your own remote control helicopters. It’s all rather exciting and the open source community are usually able to assist and they will often give out free programs that they’ve created. Why do they do this? It’s a learning curve for everyone involved and co-operation is how the open source community thrives.

 

How much do they need?

 

They are asking for $20,000 which is reasonable. As at the time of writing, they are already up to $19,352 out of the $20,000 goal with 16 days remaining.

So if you want to get your hands on a handheld console, or just a joypad which is completely open source and programmable, then why not pledge towards one of the tiers below and get yourself a Microduino-Joypad?

What are the rewards and their tiers?

As always, we like to share some of the more affordable tiers here on GeekOut South-West.
  • Pledge $1 or more

    A Huge “Thank you” for supporting Microduino
    Estimated delivery: Oct 2014

    Pledge $60 or more

    101 Microduino-Joypad Standard Kit: Joypad + Core + USB2TTL + USB Cable

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2014
    Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
    Pledge $106 or more

    102 Microduino-Joypad Motion Kit: Joypad + CoreUSB + 10DOF + USB Cable

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2014
    Add $20 USD to ship outside the US
    Pledge $114 or more

    103 Microduino-Joypad Double Kit: Joypad Standard Kit * 2

    Estimated delivery: Nov 2014
    Add $20 USD to ship outside the US

 

 

What did you think of the Microduino Joypad? Do you like the idea of owning an 8-bit styled joypad which is openly programmable? What do you like about it? As always, please leave your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll be back once more next week for another exciting Kickstarter Highlight.

Author: Timlah

Certified gaymer with clout. Developing games and writing worlds. Loves people, but loves games and anime a bit more. Sorry people.

2 thoughts on “Kickstarter Highlight – Microduino Joypad”

Comments are closed.