A Do-It-Yourself Gamepad
The Toky Gamepad is a game controller that you can use to create your own games. There are many different functions to include in your game like a slider, press buttons, speakers, tilt functions, or even vibrations. Get started today!
We’ve all had a Gameboy before. What if we make our own Gamepad with our own self invented games?
We can make a Gamepad from cardboard using the Tokymaker and some sensors. You can find an example game below, but feel free to be creative and create your own.
Ball Game Instructions
Let us program a Ball game!
The objective of the game is to avoid the balls coming from the right. This is obtained by moving the slider. If you move the slider, your ball will change in height. If you touch the wall, its game over. Touch “Touch Pad 2” to restart and 1 or 3 to control your speed. At the end of the game your score will be printed on the screen.
The inputs are:
- push buttons
- sonar sensor
- tilt sensor
The outputs are:
- LED strip
Materials & Tools
Learn to code your own prototypes using the simple visual coding interface and just one finger and program it without installing software or connecting cables.
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