Steel Battalion Controller

Not content to relegate this 44-input beast to prior decades, SantiagoSaldana decided to give Steel Battalion mecha controller an Xbox 360-compatible USB XInput interface, with a little help from the USB capabilities of the Teensy 3.6.

By acting as a USB proxy of sorts, the interface even improves on the unidirectional capabilities of the original, allowing visual representation of haptic feedback, rather than just one-way input. Since it presents as a normal HID device, it can even be used with theĀ Oculus Quest (and 2) for a truly immersive mecha piloting experience.

Complete instructions can be found on the project’s Hackaday page, with its custom library available on GitHub, and a gameplay demo viewable in the video below.