• USB Dance Pad Control Board with RGB out

    Koen van Vliet5 days ago 0 comments

    My older dance pads use either hacked commercial game controllers or off-the-shelf microcontroller boards. I decided to make my own board specifically designed for creating dance pads.

    With its 5 switch inputs and neopixel LED output, this USB HID board is ideal for creating dance pads. Because of the ATMega16u2 microcontroller with dedicated USB device peripheral, this board can act as a USB gamepad.

    This project was a good excuse to try out a PCBA service. The components could be soldered by hand, but I wanted to get experience with PCB production. The initial run of 5 boards turned out very nice.