Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Digging into Raspberry Pi: Part 2

So, further into my quest to build a control system with the Raspberry Pi, I've been looking around at ways to have simple input from the user for a simple system. The first thing that came to my mind was using an Xbox controller to provide input from the user:

  • It's simple for the user to use, and given that many people grew up with game consoles, it'll be intuitive and not require retraining the user.
  • The Xbox controller plugs into USB and should therefore provide an easy way to integrate a controller for my system.
  • The command to download joystick support for the Raspberry Pi was dead simple: 
    • sudo apt-get install joystick
The post located here also shows some options for the joystick on the Raspberry Pi. I'll post more information as I learn how to use the library to access the device.

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