Super Angry Birds – a DIY Tangible Controller
Super Angry Birds is a force feedback USB controller forÂ Angry BirdsÂ that simulates the feeling of a slingshot. All the controls found in the game are available in this device. You can control the pull, the angle, and of course trigger the special power of the bird.
We hacked aÂ motorized faderÂ found in audioÂ mixing consolesÂ to create the force feedback. Basically, the way we achieved this is by drawing a force curve and storing the values in a table, then we send the current position of the slider through the table and extract the value to send to the motor that applies an opposing force. You can check this in action in the â€śHow it Worksâ€ť part of the video.
How was MAX used?
All the programming was done with Max with the firmata loaded onto the Arduino :-)