daveyman123
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cheapest xbox controller alternative

Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:25 am

what is the cheapest way to control XBMC? besides mouse and keyboard

I looked into xbox controllers but they are very expensive

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:36 am

daveyman123 wrote:what is the cheapest way to control XBMC? besides mouse and keyboard

I looked into xbox controllers but they are very expensive
If you have an Android Device: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... oid.remote

If you have an iOS Device: http://kodi.wiki/view/Official_XBMC_Remote/iOS
Retired disgracefully.....

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:32 pm

those are descriptions of apps on the google play store?

If so I will look for them soon (when I get xbmc up and running).:)

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:32 pm

if you have a recent TV and connect via HDMI you may be able to control it using the standard TV remote. My Panasonic works. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspber ... -For-Free/

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:16 pm

Make a joystick out of 5 buttons that connects to the GPIO. Four direction keys, and one "fire" key.

the games thread tells you how to use a driver for it.

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:24 pm

daveyman123 wrote:what is the cheapest way to control XBMC? besides mouse and keyboard

I looked into xbox controllers but they are very expensive
As fruiteoftheloom stated, if you have a suitable mobile phone, all you need is the relevant free app, so will cost you nothing.
Obviously you need a compatible mobile/tablet.....
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Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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Re: cheapest xbox controller alternative

Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:53 pm

CEC and the TV remote. You will just need to fix the config.txt so that your pi isn't always changing your TVs input or turning it on when it reboots.

I had to turn the option on in my TV settings after that the remote that came with my visio worked fine.

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