Toys & Gaming
Mobile gaming is gaining foothold fast. At the same time, NFC is growing as an accepted data transfer standard. NFC is especially suitable for gaming, as it provides accuracy and speed. One2Touch has 5 years experience with developing NFC driven communication between electronic devices. We have proved it with NFC based mobile keyboards, and are now in position to do so with NFC driven and powered mobile gaming controllers.
Optimized for Communication and power over NFC
All components mounted on one PCB
No wires to solder – No unreliable connectors
One time pairing
No power usage
Immediate data transfer
Turning dumb plastic into smart accessories
The mobile phone or an NFC enabled game console controller can turn simple plastic parts into exciting accessory with the help of low cost NFC electronics. This happens with no batteries in the simple plastic parts.
For instance, snapping an NFC enabled game console controller into a plastic steering wheel allows not only for steering, but buttons for gear shift can easily be integrated. Using NFC LE (NFC Low Energy), this can be achieved at a very low current.
Other possibilities include an IR pointing device (sword, gun, light sabre), blinking LEDs and basic sounds.
NFC Flip cover game controller
The flip cover game controller adds a mix of keys and touch surfaces to emulate analog sticks found on standard hand held game controllers. The benefit is increased portability; the NFC game controller has the same thickness as a typical flip cover.
NFC Toys to life
Toys to life applications are gaining popularity and one2Touch makes toys to life truly portable. one2Touch has tested up to 5 positions and can detect if an NFC figurine is positioned in-between two positions.
NFC enabled game cards can use the same solution. To increase playing area, two or more cell phones can also share displays.
The NFC dice can send the number of eyes it shows to a mobile phone when it is rolled on a detection board. The detection board utilize the same technology that is incorporated in the toys to life solutions. This means there can be a flat dice board or a flip cover style dice board.
NFC Game controller
The NFC game controller can be on one PCB keeping part cost and assembly cost low. Analog sticks and tactile buttons provide a great gaming experience.