[chuck-users] Wireless controller for Chuck
rdpoor at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 11:00:55 EST 2009
[Further apologies for cluttering up the mailing list, etc...]
It's a pity, but the orb-like Puzzlesphere appears to be UK-only.
I'll report back whether or not the Gametrak / PS2 little golf club is
HID compliant after I get it.
On 3 Mar 2009, at 07:48, Kassen wrote:
> By the way, this may be the same controller that Kassen mentions:
> On sale through Amazon for $9.99 (though shipping makes it more like
> $19.99). I'm amused by the idea of controlling ChucK by swinging a
> little golf club over my head, so I ordered one.
> Oh, sorry, no, I meant the ones in this series;
> I didn't test the one that you link to but I've been intrigued by
> that model's positioning sensor as well. On the bright side; that
> one is by the same company and has USB so my bet would be that it
> would also be HID compliant, I believe they may have anticipated
> releasing a game with the same controller for the PC.
> The ones marked "Realplay" have been tested by me and some friends
> and despite not mentioning anything about standards they are known
> to work without complaints with Linux, Mac and Windows, CK, SC and
> MAX; that's good enough for me.
> I think the plan was to jump on the Wii bandwagon and profit from
> the Wii shortage and PS2 install base last years holliday season.
> This failed; the games "shovel ware" but at discounted prices the
> sensors are very nice indeed. They are quite sensitive with a jitter
> of about .25% of their range and the range is nicely shaped as
> normal tilting will stay in the more modest numbers while you need
> serious heavy shaking to get to the extremes. Multiple identical
> controllers can be used on a single laptop (at least 2, I have no
> idea about the max) but the dongles are speciffic per model.
> Mysteriously the "hat" switch translates to 4 buttons instead of a
> normal hat and the devices report having two buttons to te host
> while I can't find those or connections for them on the actual device.
> Appologies for going OT but in-depth information on such devices
> from a perspective like this list's is hard to come by; I had to
> take a bet on one working because I couldn't find a thing and
> haven't found a list/forum dedicated to this subject, I hope
> livecoding purists (does such a person exist?) and those who won't
> play on anything but weighted hamer-action keys with plyphonic
> aftertouch will understand ;¬).
> I have no shares in this company, BTW, which is probably a good thing.
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