who needs microcontrollers

Our concept has moved from dancer-controlling-dancer (which would be fun for dancers but maybe not suited for a performance context), to an arcade controller system. Since the arcade controller will be directly wired to the performer, we don’t need wireless communication or microcontrollers.

The joystick is four switches, and each direction controls two buzzers. It has been fun to appy programming logic to circuits… since I usually code Javascript this logic is lower level by several layers of abstraction.

One switch, two LED+vibration units: