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  • Published in issue 9/2007 on page 0
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Tilt Gamepad

Upgrade your Gamepad with acceleration sensors

Tilt Gamepad

Users of the Nintendo Wii and Play station 3 ‘tilt’ controllers have raved about the more intuitive control these devices offer. Up until now there hasn’t been a comparable gamepad available for the dedicated PC gamer but why should they be left out of all the fun? Join in by adding this two-axis tilt sensor to a standard gamepad, it is particularly good for vehicle and flight simulation as well as adventure games. Give those thumbs a rest and start waving your arms around!

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Gerber file

CAM/CAD data for the PCB referred to in this article is available as a Gerber file. Elektor Members can exclusively download these files for free as part of their Membership. Gerber files allow a PCB to be produced on an appropriate device available locally, or through an online PCB manufacturing service. Elektor recommends its business partner Eurocircuits as the company of choice for its own prototypes and volume production in selected cases.


C1,C2,C3 = 100nF

C4,C5 = 22pF


IC1 = Atmega8-16PI, programmed, Elektor SHOP # 070233-41*

IC2 = ADXL322


K1 = 6-way SIL pinheader

X1 = 4MHz quartz crystal

PCB with ADXL322 sensor fitted, Elektor SHOP # 070233-91

* hex code file: free download # 070233-11.zip

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