The QuadStick Kickstarter funded one year ago.
Today marks one year since the QuadStick Kickstarter funded.There are now over one hundred QuadSticks in use, all over the world and I just started another batch of twenty... Read more
It's about to get real
QuadSticks started shipping out last week. Some people will have already received theirs. I should have most of the Kickstarter QuadSticks out the door by the end of this week... Read more
The QuadStick has passed the FCC and CE emissions tests.
There are currently twenty circuit boards completed, tested and ready for their enclosures, sixteen more that have been powered up,... Read more
The QuadStick is on the cover of New Mobility magazine!
Nice article too: http://www.newmobility.com/2014/05/accessible-gaming/
Unfortunately the photographer misunderstood which way the device should be mounted, so it is shown upside down, but the article itself is great.
The... Read more
Board Assembly Begins!
The printed circuit boards and boxes have arrived!
Those were the last outstanding parts and I've started building the boards.
I will be sending each backer a questionnaire through Kickstarter... Read more
Production update plus Amazon Fire TV and PS4 information
Everything has been ordered and almost all the parts have arrived. The printed circuit boards should arrive at the end of this week and I can get started assembling... Read more
First Five complete
These are four of the first five. The fifth one is with a commercial photographer and may appear in a magazine in a few months. The two mouthpieces on the... Read more
First five up and running
In the last week I wrote the software to test and exercise all the circuits on the board as it goes through the various stages of assembly, since it is... Read more
Whew! What a month!
Thank youto all of those who have backed this project and helped out in other ways. It's got to feel good for those who will be receiving QuadSticks in... Read more
Making the QuadStick
I launched this Kickstarter project four weeks ago to find twenty five people who were willing to gamble four hundred bucks, with some guy they never heard of, on a... Read more
First QuadStick using the PCB revision C is up and running
Finally got all the parts soldered on and tested every circuit:
I'll get this into an enclosure, get a few pictures and then build up another four boards.
A couple... Read more
CE and FCC Testing
Many people are familiar with these two symbols, which can be found on any electronic product:
FCC & CE rules require most electronic devices to meet certain radio frequency emission... Read more
Mouthpieces and new PCB pictures.
These mouthpieces are printed using "food grade" filaments, either PLA, which is plant based, or PETT, which is what soft drink bottles are made from.
This view shows how shiny... Read more
New circuit boards arrived
When the mouthpiece design switched from a bite pressure to a lip position sensor, an additional connector was needed for the linear position sensor and the printed circuit boards had... Read more
Reference cards for different game platforms and new controller functions
http://www.kickstarter-conversations.com/ interviewed me last week and I'll post a link when it is published.
The mapping between the sip and puff holes on the QuadStick mouthpiece and the signals they... Read more
XBox One, XBox 360 and Steam (PC game platform) update.
Matt Victor, has successfully played about twenty different games on the PS3, using the QuadStick. He's currently playing "The Last of Us" and is over 90% complete.
The possibility... Read more
Ken Yankelevitz pledges $5000
Ken is the owner of Quad Control and has been making game controllers for quadriplegics since 1981. He is the person I read about that started this project in the... Read more
The QuadStick was shown on GameTalk Live, a gaming talk show on Twitch
Paul Nyhart, the man on the right asking the questions, is a frequent advocate for disabled gamers.
GameTalk Live, 5pm Pacific time, Weekdays
Word is getting out, thanks to you
QuadStick controller opens up PS3, PC and Android titles to quadriplegic gamers
QuadStick controller takes to Kickstarter, makes gaming accessible to quadriplegics
QuadStick controller says Go for... Read more
Some things just need to exist... this is one of them
Arjan Kroonen summed it up in the first comment that was posted: "Some things just need to exist... this is one of them.". That's going to happen now... Read more