In this project we’re building a DIY gamepad using the Bluefruit EZ-Key module and a 3D printed case.
The Bluefruit EZ-Key HID keyboard controller is a bluetooth breakout design for making DIY keyboards and game pads. It’s requires no programing and works with just about any trigger or push button. It takes up to 12 inputs and can be powered with any 3-16 VDC.
The Perma-Proto comes in different sizes which is perfect for making all sorts of projects. The ½ sized Perma-Proto breadboard is like a business card and which makes it perfect for making a small game controller.
Full tutorial available on
The parts are available in the Adafruit shop at Adafruit.com. Take a moment to look over each components.
Adafruit Perma-Proto Half-size breadboard PCB
Micro Lipo w/Micro USB
500mAh Lithium Polymer Battery
Tools & Supplies
You'll need some hand tools, a soldering iron, 3D printer, wires and other maker tools and suppilies.
Wire cutters + strippers
30AWG Silicone Coated wire
PLA+Semiflex filament (3mm/1.75mm)
Panavise Jr. + Helping third hands
Heat Shrink Pack
Blue painters tape
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