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[Kickstarter] Aimpad™ - PC Gaming Analog Keyboard(creator taking questions)

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Want Analog Speed and Direction in PC Gaming? Aimpad™ provides analog gaming control in a keyboard form factor.

The vision of Aimpad™ is to take the familiar gaming keyboard/mouse control and enhance it with full analog movement, without the requirement for developers to specifically program for a new device. Play your current games, using the same WASD control you use today, but with the added enhancement of analog movement.

Aimpad™ was founded by a passionate PC Gamer with the vision of Wanting Analog Speed and Direction, but not willing to give up the ridiculous number of configurable keys of the keyboard or the aiming precision of the mouse.

Below compares the jerky gaming experience using a standard keyboard with smooth analog movement using Aimpad:



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I saw this on Kickstarter and thought i might share with everyone else as it is a very interesting concept and there just might be room in the hardware industry for something like this.

Mod edit: Shortened post to conform to news thread standards.
Edited by downlinx - 4/8/14 at 7:17am
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post #2 of 119
Looks cool, although I'm curious why standard keyboard manufacturers aren't implementing this technology as well. Maybe it's something like the OS has no idea what to do with the pressure sensitive data, that for the longest time Windows and other OS's have only been coded for detecting if a key is pressed or not.
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They should incorporate this for the wasd keys for all future gaming keyboards.
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Why not a hall-based switch? Sounds a bit too overcomplicated to use IR emitters/reflectors/receivers.

   
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Why not a hall-based switch? Sounds a bit too overcomplicated to use IR emitters/reflectors/receivers.
That is a good question.
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goddamnit! another one of my ideas...

I have had so many ideas in my life, but since I don't have the skills to exually execute them, it's just waiting to the time someone else has the same idea AND skill to make it work...

This is another one tongue.gif hope HE get rich with it and not ME rolleyes.gif
   
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I'd love to see this tech in a traditional keyboard, would be awesome for Arma
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Why not a hall-based switch? Sounds a bit too overcomplicated to use IR emitters/reflectors/receivers.

Hall sensors use magnets. Would be too much interference between the keys on such a small scale I imagine.
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I'd love to see this tech in a traditional keyboard, would be awesome for Arma

I would love it in a traditional keyboard as well. So many games can benefit from this.
    
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goddamnit! another one of my ideas...

I have had so many ideas in my life, but since I don't have the skills to exually execute them, it's just waiting to the time someone else has the same idea AND skill to make it work...

This is another one tongue.gif hope HE get rich with it and not ME rolleyes.gif

"Do what other people do and design just enough of it to get a patent.
Then when someone else succeeds amazingly you can obtain a chunk, too. "

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