Spanish creators also want to innovate in control devices, we already saw an example with NeuroDigital and its haptic glove, and today the Kickstarter campaign of Runpad arrives, a device that allows controlling the direction of movement using a single foot that is less bulky than 3dRudder.
As you can see in the video, the operation is simple but very effective, since it consists of pushing with our foot on the X or Y axes to move our character. The device has a size of 33×29 cm and only 3.25 cm in height, connecting through a USB port through which it sends an analog signal to the PC similar to that of a gamepad stick.
It is not the first device of this style that we have seen, since quite a few months ago another similar one managed to get funding on Kickstarter, it was Stinky, but that one had 4 switches, with which we did not have analog precision, and it was also handled with both feet. Runpad seems to us a more interesting idea. It can also perform the added function of some pedals in the space simulators, with which it would complement our HOTAS AND we could control the horizontal and vertical boosters in Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen or any other that allows this type of control.
The Kickstarter campaign ends on February 11 and the goal is to raise $38,000, and we can get one for a price starting from $50 if we want an early bird or $59 a special edition backers. Shipping costs are $20 and it ships anywhere in the world. We wish you the best of luck with the campaign.