Hobby boards like the Arduino beg to be built up into gaming systems; the Esplora branch of the Arduino project makes it even easier by including hardwired buttons, a joy stick, and other game-focused features right on the development board.
Those on-board addition are what make the Esplora different from any current Arduino release: it comes with both inputs and outputs already connected to the board–no wiring or soldering required–just jump right in and start working on the game you want to create without worrying about wiring up the hardware side of things.
Hit up the link below to read more about the new board and how to get started using it.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/27/12