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NESpad

An NES gamepad library for Arduino.

One use of this is to allow your Arduino access to the status of 8 buttons (up, down, left, right, A, B, START, SELECT) using only 3 digital pins (for STROBE/LATCH, CLOCK, DATA).

3 pins is a tall order on my Arduino Uno, but for the new Due it’s a drop in the bucket. It supposedly works with the Freedom Stick, too. Wireless Arduino NES Remote here I come.

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Expect Me

Regular posting to resume shortly. Go about your business.

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Arduino-serial: C code to talk to Arduino

Relevant to my recent interests. I bought an Arduino Uno this weekend and the amount of ideas I have right now are scary.

The primary benefit of this C library is that it will not trigger a reset on the board. This means you can stream data at intervals and not get a reset.

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‘Financial Martial Law’ In Michigan

I hope you liked that whole democracy thing while it lasted, Michigan, because it’s gone now. Zero-oversight financial managers appointed by the governor will be able to shut down your entire city, get paid whatever they want, and you can’t do a thing about it.

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Universal Pictures Kills “Mountains of Madness” Over R Rating

How can you do true existential terror in PG-13? I can imagine the notes from the studio: “can the giant monster from beyond time be more friendly?,” etc.

Luckily for us, they weren’t in charge of the original, and you can read H.P. Lovecraft’s At The Mountains of Madness for free on Wikisource.

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Comments Are Enabled

For the first time in a long time, the comments are turned on here at Extra Future HQ. You can comment on any post, I imagine I’ll turn comments off on older posts, but we shall see.

Don’t make me regret this.

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Closing Tabs 5/27/09