Like any gamer, I have opinions on which controller is best. Many will say mouse and keyboard wins the battle every time, but the PS2’s Dualshock controller is still one of the best designs of all time.
If you’re working on a robot or any sort of RC car project, the prospect of controlling it with something familiar and efficient like a Dualshock probably sounds amazing.
That’s why this Arduino Shield kit caught my eye. Beyond my personal affection towards anything PlayStation, there’s no denying that the sheer number of inputs makes it a great fit.
Originally designed as a way to control a robotic arm with a PS2 controller, this board feeds the signal from a Dualshock to the Arduino. The headers are stackable, allowing you to add on a motor shield as well.
The kit comes with the PCB, headers, stackable headers, and a power connector. You’ll need to solder and assemble everything yourself, but trust me when I say that you’ll never want to use any other input when you’ve seen what a Dualshock can do for your project.