How to build your own custom gamepad
NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay” host Joe Tessitore has some advice for anyone looking to build their own custom controller.
Tessitore recently visited with a team of custom gamepads built using Raspberry Pi, Raspberry Pi 2 and a custom controller by a developer.
He also gave a hands-on demo of how to build a Raspberry Pi based gaming controller, a project that will soon be available for the $49.99 price tag.
Tesitore said it’s important to remember the Raspberry Pi is a “one-off” device, so it’s not a real-world project.
In the future, Raspberry Pis could be used to build an entire gaming system, he said.
Tessa’s Raspberry Pi controller uses a RaspberryPi 2 as the core, but it also features a “bundled” controller chip that can also be configured for an 8-channel audio output.
The Pi 2 also includes a USB hub and a microSD card slot.
Tesse also gave us an idea of how you can get the Raspberry Pis into your home, and we thought that it would be nice to have a video from him demonstrating it.
The video shows Tessitores setup on his Raspberry Pi and his team’s custom game controller, which is essentially a modified Xbox controller.
We’re talking about a controller that’s capable of running a custom game, using a built-in controller software, and a built in controller software that supports the Xbox controller, Tessitoro said.
The Raspberry Pi 3 is not equipped with a built the built-ins, and TessitORE said that’s something that will be addressed in the future.
He added that it’s possible to add built-to-order components from third-party companies.TESITORE’S RIDING THROUGH PODCAST RULES: Keep it simple.