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XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

If your anything like me then arcade sticks are the only way to play your favorite fighting games. Luckily for PS3 owners there is a new arcade style joystick available.  This is kind of odd as the mainstream video games have turned to first person shooters and the PS3 doesn’t not have many fighting titles to begin with.

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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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