Alternative controllers: From MakeyMakeys to PlayStation Moves+

This worshop aims to showcase some of the compelling and innovative technologies and methodologies used to create contemporary alternative controller experiences.  The workshop includes learning about alternative controllers, designing, creating, and decorating controllers for different game types using low-cost conductive materials (Fruits, Magnets, Foam, etc.) and using Makey-Makey interfaces to test and interact with specific curated games.  

Participants will learn about alternative controllers and the different ways we can interact with the digital environment. They will gain design, creation, and basic circuitry knowledge.

By the end of the workshop, students will have:

  • Learned about some of the compelling and innovative technologies and methodologies used to create contemporary alternative controller experiences
  • Compared alternative controllers from the past, present, and future  
  • Evaluated various custom controllers

Should you fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing your colleagues on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop. Please note, it is your responsibility to sign next to your name on the attendance sheet for each workshop session. A blank signature spot will result in a penalty charge.

+This workshop wade made possible by KMDI.

Year: 
2019
Term: 
Fall
Category: 
iSkills
Materials: 
Instructor(s): 

Ken Cho,  Program and Technology Director for the Hand Eye Society