Introducing the Arduboy Crank Mod
Arduboy is an open source gaming system which gives you the power to modify it to your hearts content. I decided to add a rotary encoder and modify some games to use the new form of input! Buy one today for $49!
Powered by @Mr.Blinky Flash Mod!
This very special Arduboy has also been given expanded memory in the form of an external flash chip that is added to the circuit. The community developed this amazing feature, and its currently being made into an official product! This gives you the ability to keep over a hundred games inside the Arduboy itself! No need to use a PC to switch games. Coming soon to an Arduboy Store near you…
A demo with 128 overlapping masked sprites all being drawn straight from external memory and a full motion video demo converted from an animated GIF are at the end of the video be sure to watch!
A new kind of gaming
The 360 rotary encoder gives you an infinitely linear input where you can dial in exactly the rotation you want. I was skeptical of this new way to control the games but it is actually a lot of fun!
Squario Gets Cranked
Squario by @chris automatically runs and jumps to the right when you crank clockwise, and walks to the left cranking the other way.
Tacklebox Reel Pro
The Tacklebox by @city41 fishing game finally gets a fishing reel, be careful not to snap your line!
The back is constructed of two 3d printed cases designed for the flash mod. These were superglued together and then spray painted with a hole added for the encoder.
Yellow is Sunshine
The mission to track down a yellow Arduboy was underway, I had not kept any of the original production batch so I had to find one online and buy it from someone who had still kept theirs! The color is really striking and makes it feel fun.
Created with the Community
Besides the individual contributors who helped bring this project to life (@Mr.Blinky, @Pharap, @city41) the entire Arduboy development community helped create this by continuing to foster one of the best places to learn about making and programming 8 bit games on the internet. Thank you to the community!
So, if you haven’t seen it allready the people that made firewatch teamed up with teenage engineering to make a portable console that updates with 1 new game a
month week. It has a wind up crank as one of it’s inputs. It is going to be $155.
So, I was reading some things online about how people are reacting to this:
And I got to this one:
And realized, Arduboy is open source, it can have a crank. So I’m going to add a crank to an Arduboy and this thread will be about that very adventure. If anyone wants to make this a race and beat me to it, that would actually be awesome. I’m really bad at CAD and 3d printing, so there is a very good chance you can beat me.
If you haven’t figured it out it’s as simple as adding a 360degree potentiometer onto an analog port.
I’m just going to add a physical crank to it somehow. This is being done for internet attention.