Gaming Joystick For Disabled People

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Electronics

Innovation of a light and comfortable joystick with Blues board and accelerometer useful for people with disabilities while playing. Augmented Reality and Virtual Gaming are a recent trend in the gaming industry. The times of using a keyboard/Joystick, and a mouse to play a computer game has gone behind. Now every gaming console comes with a Virtual Controller that helps us to play the game using our body movements and gestures, this way the gaming experience has increased a lot and user feels more involved into the game.

In this first version project let's try to have fun for people with disabilities. Let us create a game for PC or laptop, and play it using your hand’s movement with a portable and light device. We are creating the classic Space Invaders Game using Blues Swan board, and an Accelerometer.

HOW DOES IT WORKS?

  1. The accelerometer captures the acceleration variables "X" and "Y".
    The acceleration and firing values are processed by the Blues Swan board and sent to the serial port of the PC.
  2. This data is used by the Processing program (Java code) once it is running.
  3. The acceleration values on the X axis will be used to move the spacecraft on the horizontal axis. Rotating the user's hand to the left moves the spaceship to the left of the screen, and rotating the hand to the right moves the spaceship to the right.
  4. The acceleration values on the Y axis will be used to move the spacecraft on the vertical axis. Rotating the user's hand forward moves the spaceship up the screen, and rotating the user's hand backward moves the spaceship down.
  5. I have added a variable for the spaceship shots, which will be carried out automatically once the game has started. If the user's spaceship hits an enemy spaceship it is automatically destroyed.
  6. If the user's spaceship crashes, then a "game over" message appears in red letters on the screen.
  7. Version 2 is under construction.

PUBLICATION:
Link to the publication on Hackster:
https://www.hackster.io/guillengap/space-invaders-game-using-blues-and-accelerometer-caadc1

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  • ABOUT THE ENTRANT

  • Name:
    Guillermo Perez
  • Type of entry:
    individual
  • Patent status:
    pending