Voice controlled game controller


[] sent in this voice controlled video game project. The idea is simple and honorable: make gaming accessible to the physically limited. [Cyberpyrot] used a voice recognition kit and interfaced it with a bog standard XBox 360 controller. Looks like a fairly easy project if you’re familiar with the pointy end of a soldering iron.

Comments

  1. Tyler says:

    Show me something I haven’t seen on engadget.

  2. Gadget Hacks says:

    Nice, I bet BenHeck will pounce on this one pretty quick what with his prior experimentation in gaming accessibility (one-handed X-Box controller).

  3. Tom says:

    I would like to know how to write a driver for a game controller under Windows XP. I have a CAN to USB converter and i’d like to use my car as a game controller.

  4. dylan says:

    that would be sick! car as game controller

  5. Taehl says:

    Now see, I’m waiting for when they get to know nerves a little better and make it so that you can link your nervous impulses to the computer – then you won’t need a controller at all. Expand that to work both ways, and you have some authentic force-feedback.

    (Speaking of which, where did real force-feedback controllers go, anyway? Not ones that vibrate a little, I mean the big, bulky ones which could kick in a specific direction, based on where you just got hit in the game.)

  6. joelanders says:

    @3

    would that be possible? is there a car that outputs electrical signals based on steering wheel angle, accelerator/brake amount, (stick shift stuff if applicable), etc.? and would it be easily accessible?

    at least in my humble experience, a steeling wheel when the car is parked and off doesn’t turn very willingly. (compared to when driving). also, the brake, accelerator, clutch all seem to be quite different when parked or when driving.

    i think what i’m trying to say (i know nothing about car mechanics…) is that all of the available “controls” in the car are linked mechanically, hydraulically, pneumatically (or however) to other pieces.

    of course, I have no experience with car mechanics, so i could be totally wrong, but i think that even if steering/accelerator/etc did output an electrical signal based on their state, they are still linked mechanically to their respective… stuff…

    that said, it would be quite neat to see, and i think i saw in popular science a while back some japanese concept car that allowed an in-built driving simulation to interface with the car’s controls.

  7. TandemFixation says:

    Yeah, but there are very few cars manufactured that do it, mostly the pure electronic one’s Its called Drive by wire. and its very expensive to get a hold of.

  8. JKLSemicolon says:

    Most cars have throttle position sensors and any car with abs will have some sort of break position sensor so that leave steering wheel. Cadillac has a car that changes the headlight position a little bit in response to turning, but that doesn’t mean it is based off the steering wheel, wheel location or part of the linkage.

  9. hackdhack says:

    hack d hack

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 92,068 other followers