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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

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. bleullama says:

    Any word about pricing on it?

  2. Traie says:

    Looks like a SNES controller! *GASP*

  3. Robert D says:

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

  4. Mike says:

    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 http://21stdigitalhome.blogspot.com/2012/12/esplora-expansion-header-pinouts.html for more info.

  5. Mike says:

    The first game is out for the Esplora paired with an Adafruit 1.8″ LCD. See http://21stdigitalhome.blogspot.com/2013/01/first-self-contained-arduino-esplora.html

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