Using A Playstation 2 Controller with your Arduino Project

Le Mon 16 May 2016

Because of the interest, in my "PS2 Controller Sketch for ESCs and Stuff" page, I decided to write a more comprehensive guide for using the Playstation 2 controllers on Arduino based projects for the The Shed Magazine. They accepted it and published it in their February March 2016 issue. They have very kindly allowed me to include the article on my website, which is what this page is all about. You will find a link to a downloadable version of the article as published as well as the code and hi-res images of all diagrams produced.

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Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo /

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Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : ROV / Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo / Camera / Electronics / Communication /

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Arduino Library Collection

Le Thu 21 January 2016

Throughout my various Arduino-based projects I have made use of quite a number of excellent libraries that are not part of the standard Arduino IDE. To future proof these projects against the original sources of these libraries disappearing or updated libraries not working for these projects I have collected up the various libraries I have used and will host them here. In the first instance I would suggest going to the original sources for these libraries for the most up to date versions. The versions I am hosting here will not be updated.

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Tags : ROV / Arduino / Pressure / Electronics / Sensors / Communication / Playstation / PS2 / Serial / I2C /

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An Analysis of the Role of Ceramics in Video Games

Le Sat 02 January 2016

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Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : ROV / Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo / Camera / Electronics / Communication /

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ROV Control Sketches – Second Edition

Le Wed 18 February 2015

Well …. actually this is the fifth edition of the sketches seeing as they have evolved somewhat with the addition of better displays, more sensors, and more data being fed back to the topside station. So this page describes the two Arduino sketches and associated circuits have been developed to feed control commands between the operator using a PS2 controller handset and the ROV. The sketches and designs presented here are the basics required to run the ROV but have better developed data exchange between the two Arduinos. The circuits and sketches have been successfully tested on dry land with the 100m CAT5 cable tether in place.

Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : ROV / Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo / Camera / Electronics / Communication /

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ROV Control Sketches – First Edition

Le Wed 21 January 2015

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Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : ROV / Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo / Camera / Electronics / Communication /

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PS2 Controller Sketch for ESCs and Stuff

Le Wed 22 October 2014

The ideal controller for this ROV is a wired Playstation 2 controller. Luckily they are still made and there is a library for the Arduino to talk to them. This description is for a development sketch to take input from the PS2 controller and actuate a bunch of servos and light some LEDs to simulate the systems onboard the ROV. The program is constructed to allow for easy transfer into the Master and Slave sketches that will ultimately be based on this.

Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : ROV / Arduino / PS2 / Playstation / ESC / Servo /

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PS2 Controllers on Arduinos

Le Tue 17 June 2014

It appears that the Playstation 2 controllers are still actively produced and sold for very good prices. Because they are packed with quite a number of switches, and some excellent joysticks all in a well designed package they seem like a ideal choice for controlling the ROV. This page describes connecting the PS2 controllers to an Arduino.

Par Hamish Trolove, Catégorie : Tech Projects

Tags : Arduino / ROV / PS2 / Playstation / Electronics /

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