Mouse And Keyboard For Xbox
Posted 20 January 2004 - 03:12 AM
Any one think this would work?
Posted 20 January 2004 - 05:02 AM
Posted 20 January 2004 - 09:30 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:41 AM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 07:19 AM
This peripheral can correspond at present already all XBOX first person game which promotes, and can facilitate plays the family to establish each pressed key function, plays is handier. "Claw" the controller will unfold the announcement in E3 to sell Japan and the selling price.
rouch babel fish translation, so basically that was posted on 12-19, they already got it working.... and they said it will be released at e3, so we really just have to wait, i dont think any of us could do it before then and make it look as good... btw e3 is May 12 - 14, 2004
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:09 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:13 PM
Posted 21 January 2004 - 11:21 PM
Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:08 AM
|QUOTE (unixxx @ Jan 22 2004, 01:13 AM)|
|Since a mouse's LEDs and wheels are digital and an Xbox controller's sticks are analog, all you have to do is use a D/A converter and somehow adjust the output to be in the range of what's expected by the controller.|
It wouldn't be quite that easy, or else Everyone would have their own XBOX mouse......
Looks like your going to need at least a microprocessor with Analog/Digital conversion and probably 2 Frequency/Analog chips (1 for each direction).
The crux of the problem seems to lie in the fact that you have to compare the 2 different sensor readings for each input to determine the direction of travel.... you'd have to find which sensor is operating first to know which direction the ball is travelling. (4 pins of the uP could handle that).... when you do sense motion you could use the Freq/Analog chips to read the actual rate of motion, instead of doing it in the uP (freeing up cycles for other stuff).
Once you work all that out (and it wont be that easy) your software would have to take into account that even though the mouse stopped moving, you want the uP output to hold your current position, so that it doesn't "re-center".... not that hard to do, but something that would never work with just a D/A chip.
Finally you can get to work sending out an Analog signal to be converted, which is the easy part.
All in all its one of those 5/5 challanges.... not impossible, but quite time consuming.
Posted 22 January 2004 - 01:00 AM
EDIT: I've heard some old mice used POT type set ups (old MS mice) maybe it would be easy to hack one
Edited by Gus Man, 22 January 2004 - 03:06 AM.
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