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New post will Snakebyte controller work with AR.Drone?
Saw this on Engadget & wondered if it can control a AR.Drone?
Just connect to iPad with Bluetooth & then use the control sticks to fly the AR.Drone? Is this possible or modifiable?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/07/snakebyte-tablet-gaming-controller-hands-on/

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If you're a mobile / tablet gaming enthusiast, you may get tired of swiping your fingers across the Retina display or using the on-screen controls. Snakebyte is looking to lend a hand with its upcoming game controller for Android slates and the iPad, so we went hands-on here at E3. The accessory plays nice with tablet PCs running Gingerbread or Ice Cream Sandwich and Apple's portable device outfitted with any iCade-compatible apps. Dressed in a soft-touch coating, the peripheral feels great in the hand and the base is much like a PS3 controller. The unit connects via Bluetooth and pairing it with your mobile gaming device of choice is a breeze. When performing said set-up, you can select from five different modes to suit your needs including gamepad / controller, keyboard and mouse, solo keyboard, solo mouse and iCade mode (iOS-only). You'll always know which setting you've chosen thanks to an LED indicator on the front side of the kit. Touting eight hours of battery life, the gaming accessory charges via USB and will include a simple stand for your slate. Interested? You'll be able to snag one for $40 at the end of July.

If this can control a AR.Drone I can see a lot of mods with all those buttons!


07 Jun 2012, 18:13
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New post Re: will Snakebyte controller work with AR.Drone?
That would be very cool. May be worth $40 to try it out.


07 Jun 2012, 19:17
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Yes. That would be really cool :)


07 Jun 2012, 19:24
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Anyone know if this will work?


09 Jun 2012, 15:26
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TheMoose wrote:
Anyone know if this will work?

We don't know yet. It won't be available till the end of July


09 Jun 2012, 17:08
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groan wrote:
TheMoose wrote:
Anyone know if this will work?

We don't know yet. It won't be available till the end of July

True that!
I was thinking one of our App creators would know if it would work, if not I guess we'll just have to wait.


09 Jun 2012, 17:52
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TheMoose wrote:
groan wrote:
TheMoose wrote:
Anyone know if this will work?

We don't know yet. It won't be available till the end of July

True that!
I was thinking one of our App creators would know if it would work, if not I guess we'll just have to wait.

I don't see any reason why it will not work. After all we see that a play station 3 controller works on a rooted android. I'll get one for sure!


09 Jun 2012, 17:55
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It will only work with iCade compatible apps on iPhone or iPad so freeflight is out... it will be up to a 3rd party developer to make an iCade compatible AR.Drone 2.0 control app if this is gonna work

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10 Jun 2012, 02:01
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New post Re: will Snakebyte controller work with AR.Drone?
Wow, They suck!
If they had any brains they would make it a direct bluetooth connection mapping to the standard controls with the option to remap. AND work on iPhone and Android.

Way to shoot yourself in the foot. they would sell a lot more if they opened up compatibility.

too bad. I was hopeful. I guess I'll need to root to try this.


11 Jun 2012, 15:21
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