Cardboard Boxcade Project Details

Cardboard Boxcade

Custom physical controls for browser-based HTML/Javascript applications.

photo of a cardboard box with a screen and switches

Description

This project explores using low-cost, commodity components to create custom physical interfaces. This initial version is built into a cardboard box and uses household light switches and dimmer knobs as inputs, and an Amazon Fire tablet running a full-screen web browser as the display. The inputs are attached via alligator clips to a battery-powered, breadboarded ESP32-PICO-KIT that communicates input state changes to the Fire Tablet via WiFi.

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