Super Saiyan Scientists Prototyping 5-5-15

Today, Amanda worked on the design of the button based controller. She first jotted down ideas and questions to consider for said controller. After sketching a few designs for the controller, she came up with a rapid prototype with cardboard and foam.

Today Jose worked on SketchUp to make a shell that the joystick can slide into and be protected.

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Today Kelvin and Zaheer worked on the coding for the joystick.

int joyPin1 = 0; // slider variable connecetd to analog pin 0
int joyPin2 = 1;

// slider variable connecetd to analog pin 1
int value1 = 0; // variable to read the value from the analog pin 0
int value2 = 0; // variable to read the value from the analog pin 1

void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600);
}
void loop() {
// reads the value of the variable resistor
value1 = analogRead(joyPin1);
// this small pause is needed between reading
// analog pins, otherwise we get the same value twice
delay(100);
// reads the value of the variable resistor
value2 = analogRead(joyPin2);

Keyboard.begin()a;
if (value1 > 800) // Y-axis
// if the computer detects a reading over 800 it will activate the up arrow key on the y-axis
{Keyboard.write(KEY_UP_ARROW);}
else if (value1 < 225) // if the computer’s reading is below 225 it will activate the down arrow key on the y-axis {Keyboard.write(KEY_DOWN_ARROW);} if (value2 > 800) // X-axis
// if the computer detects a reading over 800 it will activate the left arrow key on the x-axis
{Keyboard.write(KEY_LEFT_ARROW);}
else if (value2 < 225)
// if the computer detects a reading over 225 it will activate the right arrow key on the x-axis
{Keyboard.write(KEY_RIGHT_ARROW);}

delay(50);

}

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