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Nintendo Keyless Entry System: video demo

Nintendo Keyless Entry System: video demo

If you've a spare NES controller lying around, a lust for retro-security and the ability to use a soldering iron without fusing electronic components to your hands, step on up for this Nintendo Keyless Entry System Instructable.  The inputs from the NES controller are processed by an Arduino, which decides whether or not to open the lock by virtue of its salvaged CD-ROM mechanism.

Video demo after the cut

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DIY Arduino control box with computer monitoring

DIY Arduino control box with computer monitoring

Arduino-fanciers Oomlout have put together a neat control box for the popular prototyping board, complete with five potentiometers and three switches.  There's also a software app that can monitor the position of each of the controls.  In the process, Oomlout have (hopefully) tipped that their next product may just be an Arduino-controlled robot arm.

Check out the demo video of the control box in action, after the cut

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Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

Sixense Truemotion 3D controller is super responsive

When the Wii came out, all anyone could talk about was the Wiimote and how much fun it was to physically interact with a game. But it was not without its flaws. In fact, it had problems in the area of sensitivity. However, this new Truemotion 3D system from Sixense takes motion control up to the next level.

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Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar controller

Logitech Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar controller

Logitech have set out to show Starpex that they're not the only people who can make a more realistic, wooden controller for Guitar Hero, with the launch of their Premiere Edition Wireless Guitar.  Licenced by Guitar Hero publisher Activision, the controller has a wooden neck, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets and tuners.  Integrated 2.4GHz wireless gives it a 30ft range.

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Crysis mod for Novint Falcon force-feedback controller

Crysis mod for Novint Falcon force-feedback controller

It's been a long time since we first played with the Novint Falcon game controller, but the force-feedback interface looks set to gain a new lease of life with a new mod for using it with Crysis.  Set for release this Friday, October 24th, the mod will allow gamers to feel weapon recoils and explosions, together with acceleration and centrifugal forces when driving vehicles.  The effect will also vary depending on the in-game Crysis Nano Suit.

Starpex Guitar Hero & Rock Band controller now available

Starpex Guitar Hero & Rock Band controller now available

Peak Products have finally released their Starpex Guitar Hero and Rock Band controller, made from high-gloss lacquered wood and including both wired and 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.  The first model to hit shelves is the Obsidian, which as the name might suggest is black; that will be followed on October 31st by Dead Rose and Black Sunburst versions.

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USB Metal Game Pad for NES on your PC

USB Metal Game Pad for NES on your PC

If you still long for the good old days of SNES, now you can relive them on your home computer with a new and updated controller. The “USB Metal Game Pad” is a USB controller for your PC that is created in the style of the old SNES controllers.

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Xbox 360 Arcade may come with motion controller

Xbox 360 Arcade may come with motion controller

The Xbox 360 Arcade bundle may be packaged with a motion controller and some motion controlled mini games. The bundle, which is expected to be released this holiday season is expected to be in direct competition with the Wii.

Xbox 360 Fanboy received a tip from someone “close to Microsoft’s marketing department” that claims the new Xbox 360 Arcade will come packaged with the motion controller as well as the motion controlled mini games developed by Rare.

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Logitech announces the Speed Force Wireless Racing Wheel for Wii

Logitech announces the Speed Force Wireless Racing Wheel for Wii

Logitech has announced the new Logitech Speed Force Wireless racing wheel for the Wii. The wheel will be the first force feedback wheel for the Wii and is designed to work with EA Games Need for Speed Undercover.

The Speed Force Wireless racing wheel has a once-piece design with built-in gas and brake controls located on the wheel itself. The wheel has an expandable lap rest so you can adjust the wheel for how you like to play your games. The wheel uses 2.4 GHz wireless technology to allow to gaming up to 30 feet away from the actual Wii console.

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Sony unveils wireless PS3 keypad

Sony unveils wireless PS3 keypad

Sony unveiled a wireless keypad for the PS3 at their press conference at the Leipzig Games Convention. The keypad will attach to the top of an existing Playstation 3 SINAXIS or DUALSHOCK wireless controller and will give gamers access to a full keyboard.

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Microsoft to update Xbox 360 controller

Microsoft to update Xbox 360 controller

Microsoft has confirmed a small revision to its Xbox 360 controller design. The new controller will have enhancements to the controllers’ d-pad and will only be available in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

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Wii Sqweeze controller for Wii

Wii Sqweeze controller for Wii

InterAction Laboratories recently did a demo of their new Wii Sqweeze for the Wii. The device was demonstrated using a bow hunting PC game, but the company expects it to be ready for the Wii in early 2009.

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