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The Arduino Esplora looks super cool! It’s a game pad with a built-in Arduino Leonardo. It packs an ATMega 32U4, as well as sound, light, and temperature sensors, a linear pot, a buzzer, joystick, controller buttons, and RGB LED. I can’t wait to see all the cool games folks make with this thing. My only thoughts were that it should have a built-in battery pack and also, you’d have to imagine the flipside solder burrs would feel rough on your hands as you play a game.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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  1. bleullama on said:

    Any word about pricing on it?

  2. Looks like a SNES controller! *GASP*

  3. Who cares what the price is, when can I buy it?

  4. The new expansion header (that they will use for a display) has been documented and could be used for more sensors or a wireless radio. See for more info.

  5. The first game is out for the Esplora paired with an Adafruit 1.8″ LCD. See

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