Monthly Archives: December 2013

Hackaday contest

I stumbled upon the new hackaday contest: (admittedly I did so very late, because the deadline is in less than 24h ), but I thought my MWO Controller is the perfect candidate to manipulate into an entry for that contest.

By adding the following lines of code:

  if ((profile.key[0]-0x4000) == 32 &&
      (profile.key[1]-0x4000) == 30 &&
      (profile.key[2]-0x4000) == 32 &&
      (profile.key[3]-0x4000) == 32 &&
      (profile.key[4]-0x4000) == 36) {
    // first row of button matrix spells "31337", so we output the hackaday URL on every keypress

to the fireKeyEvent function within the event.h file the MWO Controller will print out “” whenever the first 5 buttons of the matrix on the touchscreen are assigned keys to spell out “31337”.

Flattr this!

MWO Controller / Custom Keypad with Touchscreen interface


So I’ve started playing Mech Warrior Online recently and noticed the huge amount of key bindings required to adequately control a mech. That inspired me to design and build a custom controller that would allow me to easily configure and switch between different key layouts on the fly. And so I designed and built a 26 key, touchscreen equipped controller.


Flattr this!

Upcoming articles

So, it’s been a while since I wrote any articles, mainly because I’ve been busy in general and also busy making things. It’s just more fun to do things, rather than write about them.

But since I didn’t want any potential reader who stumbles across this site to think, that it is abandoned by the author, I decided to start posting updates on what’s to come (hopefully on a regular basis).

Now without further delay, the updates…

MWO ControllerMWO Controller

Flattr this!