There’s a bunch of new stuff over at my favourite Maker store, Tindie.
If you’re running out of buttons, then this one gives you no excuse. Running a 144 pin STM32, it pushes out 108 GPIOs to be used for joysticks and buttons. Not only that, but it provides a USB HID interface for up to 4 joysticks.
If you’re in to games, the TinyPi Pro is the next revision of the TinyPi. It’s not yet for sale, but a place marker. This is planned to have a higher res 240×240 screen and LiPo battery charging and management to run off a Pi Zero. Looks cool.
Speaking of buttons… I’m always looking for unusual or interesting input devices.
This is one of them. It’s a fairly simple breakout for a 360 rotational encoder, with four way direction and central buttons.
Might pick a bunch of these for my new video editing desk.
If you’re stuck for GPIOs, like I was in my PiProjector board, then you can use something like the MCP23017. This one is the 16 GPIO version. Handy to have around if you’re struggling for simple GPIOs. It can’t handle PWM on the GPIOs, but good for buttons, switches and general control.