iControlPad 2 Kickstarter

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Between 2009 and 2011 we developed, prototyped and brought to market the iControlPad; a unique controller which connected to phones to play games.

Now we want to go one better; a programmable, open-source, Bluetooth, super-compact controller with a keyboard that you can use on almost any tech device.

The team behind the first iControlPad (and the fantastic Pandora), have opened a kickstarter project for the iControlPad2. Boasting a full QWERTY keyboard, 14 hours of constant use battery and with it being a fully user programmable microcontroller, running open-source software – There’s certainly an improvement over the previous iControlPad – Pandora owners can even get to grips with their handhelds successor controls, as the iControlPad2 will hopefully act as the basis of the Pandora 2 controls.

The iControlPad2 is not tied to phones or tablets. It is designed to be used with anything from your Raspberry Pi, Dev-board or USB Stick computer, to Robots, hobby projects, PC, Mac, bare PCBs/Motherboards, set-top boxes and anything else with Bluetooth.

If you do use it with your phone, it can attach via a swivel-holder for comfort, and is easily stowed when you take calls – as the battery lasts for 12-14 hours it’s a great portable controller.

And it’s open source. So if it does not do what you want, you add your own commands/protocols, or download ones made by other users.

To find out more about the project and get your pledge down, head over to the iControlPad2 kickstarter page.

John started Creative Gaming in 2003. Creative Gaming started as a small group of people creating small indie games. It evolved into a community site for anyone to share their games. Now, it's an enthusiast news outlet, focusing on Indie Gaming.

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