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This project appeared in the Prototyping for Play video course published through O’Reilly Media, as part of segment 5 titled:

Alternative Controllers: The Hardware

Project Description

This project demonstrates building a wireless arcade controller, designed for use with the dog fighting shoot-em-up game Luftrausers created by Vlambeer.

Tools

Supplies

  • Duct Tape
  • Cardboard Box

Parts

EZ-Key Setup

  1. Download and install the software Processing 3.
  2. Open Processing, open the Tools menu, and select Install “processing-java”. Follow the instructions.
  3. Close processing.
  4. Download the EZ-Key Luftrausers Remap processing project zip file, and uncompress it. You must leave the resulting folder named as it is.
  5. Follow the EZ-Key powering instructions at this link.
  6. Follow the EZ-Key pairing instructions at this link and connect to your computer. (Click here for additional help with pairing if you are using Windows)
  7. Open the EZ-Key_luftrausers_remap folder you uncompressed, and double-click to open the EZ-Key_luftrausers_remap.pde file. Processing should open with the project displayed.
  8. Make sure your EZ-Key is connected to your computer (powered and paired), and hit the circled triangle, or open the Sketch menu and select Run.
  9. The new key inputs are now saved to your EZ-Key!

Note: If you are having connection issues with your EZ-Key and using batteries, make sure your power source is fresh!

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LET'S WORK TOGETHER!