Features

Features of the arcaduino:

  • (relative) cheap
    • Target price is < 100€, chinese manufactured controllers are way cheaper, but do not offer as much functionality as the arcaduino.
  • Open Source
    • You can download the full source code and alter it however you want.
  • Side buttons for pinball emulators
    • I havn’t come across any arcade controller that offers this (yet).
  • Keystrokes instead of controller
    • Most other controllers are recognised by your computer as a controller, not all emulators/games support those, keyboards are more commonly supported.
    • You can change which key is bound to which button, so if the game doesn’t allow you to change controls, you can still use the arcaduino for it
  • Multiple games support
    • The arcaduino isn’t just build to play with arcade emulators, you can also play pc games. Since rev.2 you can even use games that require a mouse input.
  • DIY
    • You have to assemble your arcaduino yourself. It’s loads of fun to build alone, or with others.
  • Up to 4 players support
    • If you have 4 arcaduino’s, you can use them simultaniously on 1 host computer, just select your player profile and it will send out other keys.
  • Get to know the arduino
    • The arcaduino runs on an arduino leonardo (or clone), since you can look and alter the code, it’s a good way to get to know arduino and what you can do with it.
  • Mouse control
    • Since revision 2 of the arcaduino code, you can use your joystick as a mouse, and program buttons to be mouse clicks. Now you can use your arcaduino as a mouse :).
  • It’s up to you
    • Seriously… It’s all up to you! If you want to change something: do it! you are encouraged to ‘hack’ the arcaduino to be even more awesome.
    • You can buy and assemble your own arcaduino, and share your knowledge with friends!