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Usb Host shield and XBox joypad example

by shedboy71

In this example we will connect an XBox 360 (USB) joypad to a USB Host shield and flash some LEDs depending on what button was pressed on the joypad

You will need a USB host shield, connect this to an Arduino UNO and then connect 4 sets of LEDs. You will also need an XBox 360 joypad, these are just standard USB joypads


Here are some basic schematics and layout.

USB Host Shield and LEDs_schem

USB Host Shield and LEDs_bb



You will need to install the https://github.com/felis/USB_Host_Shield_2.0 library. There are already XBox examples, this is an adaptation of one of these

#include <XBOXUSB.h>
USB Usb;
XBOXUSB Xbox(&Usb);
void setup() 
  //while (!Serial); // Wait for serial port to connect - used on Leonardo, Teensy and other boards with built-in USB CDC serial connection
  if (Usb.Init() == -1) 
    //Serial.print(F("\r\nOSC did not start"));
    while (1); //halt
  //Serial.print(F("\r\nXBOX USB Library Started"));
  pinMode(4, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(5, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(6, OUTPUT);
  pinMode(7, OUTPUT);
void loop() 
  digitalWrite(4, LOW); 
  digitalWrite(5, LOW); 
  digitalWrite(6, LOW); 
  digitalWrite(7, LOW); 
  if (Xbox.Xbox360Connected) 
    if (Xbox.getButtonClick(A))
      digitalWrite(4, HIGH);
    if (Xbox.getButtonClick(B))
      digitalWrite(5, HIGH);
    if (Xbox.getButtonClick(X))
      digitalWrite(6, HIGH);
    if (Xbox.getButtonClick(Y))
      digitalWrite(7, HIGH);

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