Weekend Project: Arduino + Xbee + PS2 controller = 20 channel universal project controller!:
Last weekend I threw together my 20 channel wireless controller using the SMDuino, an XBee 2.5 and a PS2 controller and wanted to share the details.
The purpose of this project was to eliminate the need to use a wired interface to the Playstation controller in order to control your projects. Due to its size, the SMDuino fits neatly into one of the “arms” of the controller replacing the existing motor. With Bill Porter’s awesome PS2 library, an added battery, charging jack, reset button and Xbee, the Playstation controller can now be used as a universal 20 channel controller for a variety of projects.