Title

Enhancement of a Gaming Controller with Triple Axis Accelerometer Modification

Document Type

Creative works or constructive object presentation

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

Gaming is one of the main sources for entertainment for a lot of people around the world, and with the amount of people playing video games constantly rising the need for better and better technology keeps growing. A staple in gaming is the controller, whether it’s console or PC gaming a controller can be found in almost every gamer players house. Back when the first gaming consoles came out the controllers were simple and didn’t have much to them just a few buttons, but as the technology advances more features are added. Take the PlayStation controllers for example the very first one just had a few buttons and now the PlayStation 4 controller has analog sticks, a trackpad, accelerometer, and much more. The project objective was to retrofit an original XBOX controller with a triple axis accelerometer to that so the controller will be able to be used as a steering wheel in racing games. The concept of adding the accelerometers to an existing controller is sound but does not lend itself to the development of a viable product because it’s labor intensive to modify a wireless controller making the idea not financially viable.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Lad Holden

Department/Program

Engineering, Technologies, Safety & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/enhancement-of-a-gaming-controller-with-triple-axis-accelerometer-modification/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Enhancement of a Gaming Controller with Triple Axis Accelerometer Modification

Ellensburg

Gaming is one of the main sources for entertainment for a lot of people around the world, and with the amount of people playing video games constantly rising the need for better and better technology keeps growing. A staple in gaming is the controller, whether it’s console or PC gaming a controller can be found in almost every gamer players house. Back when the first gaming consoles came out the controllers were simple and didn’t have much to them just a few buttons, but as the technology advances more features are added. Take the PlayStation controllers for example the very first one just had a few buttons and now the PlayStation 4 controller has analog sticks, a trackpad, accelerometer, and much more. The project objective was to retrofit an original XBOX controller with a triple axis accelerometer to that so the controller will be able to be used as a steering wheel in racing games. The concept of adding the accelerometers to an existing controller is sound but does not lend itself to the development of a viable product because it’s labor intensive to modify a wireless controller making the idea not financially viable.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CEPS/33