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A DIY Multitouch Music Controller, monome-Style, Built From Scratch [Instructables, Arduino] - Create Digital Music
"Because it’s IR-based, the system is sensitive to natural light. But Amanda turned that accident into something creative, producing beautiful, organic ambient performances by leaving her controller outdoors." Easily my favourite part of this post were the "bells" and "breathing" outdoor videos; lovely, accidental, ambient patterns.
music  controllers  happyaccidents 
december 2013 by infovore
UMC32+M | Hale Microsystems llc
"The UMC32+M is an OEM/DIY product that allows Electronic Musicians, Multimedia Artists and Experimenters the ability to create custom user interfaces to control any software application that supports the MIDI protocol." Cheaper than a Livid Brain, as well.
midi  electronics  controllers  microprocessors 
april 2013 by infovore
MTV Multiplayer » What I Learned About Gamers By Watching My Girlfriend Play ‘Left 4 Dead’
"It’s easy to roll your eyes at the people who look at an Xbox 360 controller or Dual Shock and say it’s too complicated. “Left 4 Dead” proves there are hardcore experiences — not just Wii and DS games — that can draw them in…but the controller remains a challenge that won’t be easily overcome." I'd never roll my eyes; modern pads are very complicated, and twin-stick move/shoot is one of the hardest skills to acquire. Still, a nice piece of commentary on what learning to use a controller looks like, and a healthy reminder.
games  input  interface  controllers  difficulty  left4dead  learning  fps 
december 2008 by infovore
"The general rule to take from this is “dont use modules to create namespaces in controllers that are also names of pre-existing constants from other class definitions”" Matt J with some useful tips for namespaced controllers. Also, Warren G.
controllers  programming  rails  rest  resources  thoughtbot 
july 2008 by infovore
Pivotal Blabs : The Controller Formula
"I've found instead that there is a formulaic way to produce excellent Controller code--the Controller Formula".
rails  architecture  controllers  development  ruby  mvc 
july 2007 by infovore
The Big Ideas Behind Nintendo's Wii
"The classic controller was something [...] gamers had become comfortable with. It had many important elements. But it also had come to dictate a lot of what went into games... Creativity was being stifled, and the range of games was narrowing."
games  innovation  play  creativity  wii  nintendo  inputdevices  controllers 
november 2006 by infovore
The 11 Most Groundbreaking Controllers of All Time Feature on
Groundbreaking is hardly the word I'd use; it's a rather uninspiring list, and the copy is dreadfully average. But into it goes, anyhow...
interface  games  controllers  hardware  design  ui 
august 2006 by infovore
IGN: Reggie Talks Nintendo's Future
Full transcript of Reggie Fils-Aime's speech at TGS 2005. Great statistics.
nintendo  games  demographic  statistics  controllers 
january 2006 by infovore
News: Prototype Dreamcast Controllers
Interesting picture. Interesting concepts - and way more interesting than the prototype PSX controllers...
dreamcast  game  controllers  interface 
december 2005 by infovore

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