Nuno Alves had the typical dilemma of needing to take care of his young child and wanting to play Castlevania at the same time. Instead of being a bad parent or ignoring the game, Nuno turned to an Arduino to solve the problem. He has created a device which physically presses the attack button on a PS3 controller repeatedly. This helps increase the score as once one positions the game character at a certain spot on the screen, it can easily stand and attack oncoming zombies for a simple points earn. All is revealed in the following video:
If this type of project interests you and you're new to the Arduino world, check out our new Experimenter's Kit for Arduino:
The package includes a wide variety of parts, sensors and modules including: a servo motor, lights, buttons, switches, sound, sensors, breadboard, wires and more. Furthermore a Freetronics Eleven Arduino-compatible board is included to make this an extensive hobby experimenter, inventor and starter kit. However we don't leave you alone to figure it all out, included is a great project and instruction booklet, plus access to a supporting web page and software examples. In other words - this is everything you need to get started for a fun range of electronics and Arduino related projects!
So to get started or for more information and to order, check out the product page.