The Howler PCB all in one open source USB arcade and LED controller
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1 x Howler Open Source Arcade Contoller PCB
1 x AC/DC Power Adapter
The Howler Open Source Arcade Controller is a 4 joaystick, 26 button, infinitely configurable arcade controller and 96 channel LED driver in one.
The Howler firmware will be completely open source and USB upgradable for amazing gaming possibilities. All these features require only ONE USB connection.
With screw terminals for every input no soldering is required! Up to 4 Howler controllers can be connected to a system for up to 104 buttons and 16 joysticks!!!
LEDBlinky support for integration into all of the most popular frontends and a configuration utility that will make it VERY simple to customize your Howler controller just the way you like it!
Howler Arcade Controller Specs:
4 joystick ports:
Each joystick port consists of 4 inputs (Up, Down, Left, Right). These inputs can be configured as a digital joystick input, keyboard button press, or mouse input for trackball/spinner.
Each of the four joystick ports can drive its own RGB LED (+5V@17mA per LED) with 255 levels per colour. This means more than 16.5 million colours per RGB LED!!!
26 button ports:
Each button port can be configured as a joystick input, keyboard button press, or mouse button press.
Each button port can drive its own RGB LED (+5V@17mA per LED) with 255 levels per colour. This means more than 16.5 million colours per RGB LED!!!
2 High Power RGB LED drives:
Two High power RGB LED drives (6 channels total) for driving more power hungry LEDs (Trackball and Marquee illumination)
High Power LED drives are capable of driving up to 350mA LEDs. (May be limited by power supply used).
Integrated accelerometer for nudging and bumping in pinball games.
Can be configured as either an analog joystick input or a digital joystick input/keyboard button press with a set threshold.
Upgradeable for future updates or if you want to write your own firmware.
Each input can be configured on the fly without restarting the device.
For each input means that all buttons can be activated simultaneously!
Howler Config Application:
Which allows unlimited configuration combinations of USB Keyboard, Mouse or Joystick inputs.