(how to make reliable, rugged, touch sensors)
(how to hack a game controller)
(how to make blinding feedback from the game itself)
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Step 1: Shopping List: Rugged, Clean Handgemacht Touch Sensors
What you need:
Wires - ours were slightly longer than 1m (to reach the floor, and to be inserted into the bag).
Cardstock (150lb, I think...).
Metallic duct tape.
Foam wrap (2-3mm thick, usually used for shipping electronics).
Sponge - Art / Craft material (1.5mm thick - found in arts and crafts stores)
Book binding tape (25-30mm wide - a special weaved material, because it's strong and clean)
+ all the general tidbits for hacking: microcontrollers (for testing), solder + iron, cutters, blades, etc...
Step 2: Conductive Pads
Cut the taped portion off, and then into equal size squares [ you will need 2 for each sensor ].
You should have a bunch of pads. We had 10 buttons [ up, down, left, right, a (x2), b (x2), select, start ] , so we needed 20 pads.
Step 3: Wiring the Pads
Since our interface was going to be on the floor, and in a punching bag, we made the wires approximately 1m long ( so we bought 25m of 0.5mm wire just in case).
Strip the tips of the wires on either end.
Attach one end of each wire to the pad by fastening it underneath another portion of metallic tape.