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Arduino Esplora

Post by Chuckt » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:11 am

http://arduino.cc/en/Main/ArduinoBoardEsplora

It basically looks like a video game controller with an Arduino. It has a joystick, four tact switches, a buzzer, a light sensor, a microphone, 3 axis accelerator, a linear potentiometer, an LCD (TFT) connector, some connectors and blinky lights. Looks like they are going gaming or it could serve as a controller.

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Re: Arduino Esplora

Post by brad » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:02 pm

I'd like to see what games people might make for this thing!

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Re: Arduino Esplora

Post by Chuckt » Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:20 am

I read it is initially only going to be sold through Radio Shack for $58 dollars. I don't know if that will change.

Radio Shack probably marked it up because the $25 dollar Quickstart board from Parallax costs $18 dollars more at a Radio Shack near me. I read it is based on the Arduino Leonardo’s ATmega32u4.

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Re: Arduino Esplora

Post by brad » Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:42 am

The price may keep people away I think.

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Re: Arduino Esplora

Post by Chuckt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:42 am

I saw this on Tindie and I'm thinking that the Arduino Esplora shouldn't be that expensive because you're really only adding an LCD, a piezo speaker, two resistors and four tact switches to an Arduino. Anyone should probably be able to do it themselves.
GAMBY is a build-it-yourself Arduino shield (expansion board) kit featuring a monochrome LCD, 4-way directional pad, buttons and speaker in a form factor reminiscent of several classic handheld video game consoles.
https://tindie.com/shops/logicalzero/ga ... ng-shield/

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Re: Arduino Esplora

Post by brad » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:12 pm

Thats a good price.

I was looking through the code and i am currently writing a swordfish module for rgb matrix displays that works very similar to their code :)

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