Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Steam Controller’s Haptic Motors Used to Play Music: Shake It Off

 |  |  |  |  |  |  January 27, 2016


Like most modern controllers, Valve’s Steam Controller has actuators that generate haptic feedback. But YouTuber pilatomic discovered that you can make its motors sing.

steam_controller_haptic_motor_singer_by_pilatomic_1

In his Steam Community post, pilatomic says he found out how to gain full control of the actuators while looking at how the controller communicated with Steam. To apply his discovery, he wrote a program that plays MIDI files through the actuators. Channel 0 plays on the actuator under the left trackpad and channel 1 plays on the actuator under the right trackpad.

All rise:

Just PC master race things. You can download pilatomic’s program from his SourceForge page.

[via PC Gamer]



Topo Trail Maps

Topo Trail Maps

Are Horns OP?

Are Horns OP?

Marble City Table

Marble City Table

BMW Celebrates Its Final V12 with a Special M760i xDrive

BMW Celebrates Its Final V12 with a Special M760i xDrive

Toyota Tundra Capstone Gets All Gussied Up for 2022

Toyota Tundra Capstone Gets All Gussied Up for 2022

Ford GT90: The Greatest Supercar That Never Was?

Ford GT90: The Greatest Supercar That Never Was?

Advertisement