Gaming Cranks are the hot rage in handheld input devices right now. Its a great input for games and applications!
The Adafruit PyGamer is a perfect gaming device to attach a crank as an input device for games and more!
We have a great example in the Cranky Gif player!
In the Cranky Gif player demo, rotating the crank makes a gif image step through each frame of its animation. It brings back the experience of those old school Mutoscope viewers!
For this project, we designed and 3d printed an articulating hinge crank add-on for rotary encoders.
We designed a case to house the PyGamer with geometry to hold the rotary encoder in place.
You can also add custom NinjaFlex buttons and d-pads to make the buttons feel more grippy and squishy!
We'll then cover how to modify headers to make connecting to the PyGamer easier!