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DDR-style game pad for $10…

DDR-style game pad for …

Pad 01Here’s a Dance-Dance-Revolution style USB mat you can get from Kraft (the macaroni and cheese folks) for only $10. This is a pretty good deal and you could likely turn this into all sorts of controllers and as parts for projects. I bet it will even work with the open source version of DDR. So, grab one while you can and they’re available. [via via] Link.

16 thoughts on “DDR-style game pad for $10…

  1. Youkai says:

    Funny – I can’t find any links from pages on to, the site in the post. A search on their site doesn’t come up with anything about a game pad promotion either. I’d be suspicious about submitting my contact or payment info.

  2. mwproductions says:

    I found the link. links to, which links to makes mention of the game pad giveaway on their promotions page, so it looks like this is legit.

  3. Spoonman says:

    A check at shows both sites are registered to Kraft.

  4. dijital101 says:

    I’ve taken the risk and will keep you updated as of what happens. (I used a cap-one card that has fraud protection it also has a very low limit so they can’t do as much damage in case this turns out to be bunk). I only use this card for things like this that might have bad consequences.

  5. jacl says:

    Ordered one when this story hit, and we received it yesterday. It’s legit. The dance game that they’ve got on the pad site is a good one for the young kids — not too hard, but still gets you sweatin’. The kids are having a blast with it.

  6. dijital101 says:

    Got mine this morning, (That’s pretty quick for a food product premium)

  7. dlong says:

    The Kraft pad came in on Friday, and works as advertised. Under OS X, the buttons all work.

    My sisters played StepMania over the weekend, though, and reported that “double-steps always miss!” I’m not a big DDR player, but apparently there are points when you have to depress two buttons simultaneously. These simultaneous keypresses weren’t registering.

    Turns out that the Up, Down, Left & Right buttons are mapped to a hatswitch, and so it’s not registering Up+Down. For now, I just turned the gamepad diagonally — the diagonal buttons map to USB buttons, not a hatswitch.

    Anyone taken this apart yet to see if there’s a way to modify the hatswitch button presses? There are unused buttons reported (5, 6, 7, 8).

  8. bdunnette says:

    Funny… looks remarkably similar to the one is selling for $4!

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