Understand what input devices are and how they differ and are like those found with regular computer systems
Understand the concept of interaction
Be able to list input devices commonly found with games consoles
An input device is a piece of hardware that attaches to a computer system. In broad terms, an input device to a computer provides feedback to the computer system.
An example of an input device to a computer system is a mouse.
An input device provides feedback to the computer system. For example, a mouse may give back data that allows the computer to figure out how far it has moved (x and y positional data)
Input devices send the data back as a voltage, the computer can then translate this into data that it can understand.
List as many input devices that a computer system might use other than a mouse as you can.
You will be feeding these back to the class afterwards
Computer games use input devices to allow the player to interact with the game. With traditional games consoles these are really just controllers or game pads.
But given time, these controllers have transformed from being these traditional game pads to something far more interesting...
How many controllers can you name?
PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Nintendo GameCube (NGC)
Create a presentation or document about 3 different input devices used by games consoles.
Create a slide for each different input device and provide:
Don’t just stick to the usual ones - find more obscure devices
Complete the types of controls task. Your teacher will show you an example of this document.
This is a piece of work for your portfolios, so when you think you are finished hand it in so that your teacher can mark it.