Holy shit, I haven't written here in a long time....so much for becoming more active eh?
Yeah I'm gonna do the same as everyone does - blame school. The last months have been pretty hectic with finals and shit, and on top of that we've been hard at work with our school project "Void Crawler" - a dungeon crawler game that made it into LBS Game Awards 2015, unfortunately, we didn't win in any category, but we were nominated, so that's something.
Summer is, well, pretty much here, and tomorrow is the last day of school, which means I'll FINALLY get to dedicate my time to streaming. All my plans for the summer are training and streaming. I've been streaming quite a bit of Resident Evil Remake the last week, and I've been enjoying it a lot. I'm planning on finishing it up, then doing RE2 and 3, Code Veronica X and Outbreak. I really wanna do Zero as well, but I'm gonna wait for the PC release.
I've been playing Skullgirls with some friends, and when playing it, I've realized how much I want a fight / arcade stick. I went to check how much one costs, and man, they are not cheap. My dear friend Javaguru, told me I could build my own using an Arduino. I doubted him, but nevertheless, I picked up an Arduino to experiment, and surprisingly, I think it's very much doable. I'm waiting for some parts to arrive, including the actual stick and 4 buttons to start with. I should definitely be able to do it. Also, using the UnoJoy library will make it compatible with the PlayStation 3 as well, which is a very nice bonus. I'll keep updating about my arcade stick project.
Here's one of my first gamepad projects that I tried with the Arduino. The 4 buttons on the left make up the D Pad, and the buttons on the right are X and Square on a PS3 controller, and it works.
The Arduino is truly amazing, and I'm looking forward to doing a lot of projects with it.
Have a great summer, and I hope to see you around!