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How To Play Poker With Your Rock Band Drum Kit 46

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SeanLind writes "After writing a similar article for converting your Rock Band guitar I got flooded with feedback and requests for a Drum Kit versions. So that's exactly what I did, three easy steps to converting your Rock Band drum kit into a wireless game controller, and using that to play online poker."
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How To Play Poker With Your Rock Band Drum Kit

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  • by WrongSizeGlass (838941) on Thursday March 04, 2010 @08:24PM (#31365260)
    Man, do I feel like a dumbass ... I use my keyboard to play online poker. Thanks for opening my eyes to the error of my ways ...

    BTW, can anyone loadn me a few chips? I only need three cards to hit this inside straight.
  • Tilt (Score:4, Funny)

    by bytethese (1372715) on Thursday March 04, 2010 @08:42PM (#31365422)
    Great, so when I go on tilt, get pissed off and start beating on the drum set, I inadvertently go All In and loose MORE money...
  • Done that. (Score:4, Funny)

    by Matrix14 (135171) on Thursday March 04, 2010 @08:44PM (#31365440)

    I made a kill once in Halo with an unmodified Rock Band drum kit. It was completely luck, though; all I could do was jump and shoot, not move in any way.

    • Try using a DDR dance mat. Playing Super Mario Bros on the Wii with one I made it to level 1-4. Then I decided that was really dumb.

  • by DragonWriter (970822) on Thursday March 04, 2010 @08:55PM (#31365560)

    [...] three easy steps to converting your Rock Band drum kit into a wireless game controller [...]

    A Rock Band Drum kit starts out as a rather expensive wireless game controller.

    That's like "three easy steps to converting your Lamborghini Murcielago into a gasoline-powered automobile".

    • Online poker is the ultimate RSI inducing activity.
      It demands total focus, I've always wanted a dedicated wireless poker keyboard that supports multitabling.

      It would be an easy product for a poker playing slashdotter out there.
      Maybe these guys could help http://www.synctronics.com/ [synctronics.com]

  • Why is the Rock Band kit not a HID in the first place? it should talk to any OS or any Console.

    • Why is the Rock Band kit not a HID in the first place?

      Probably because regular drumsticks are already HID's ... granted, they usually generate a negative response, but they are definitely effective at the whole interfacing thing.

  • Or we could not waste our time on Slashdot with frivolous articles that Hackaday wouldn't even consider posting. He hooked up what amounts to a huge Xbox360 controller to a PC? Not that impressive.
  • Does three of a kind still beat two paradiddles?
  • Ladies and Gentlemen! Slashdot has officially jumped the shark! Show's over! Nothing to see here! Just keep moving along, exit's on the left. Fuck this. I'm headed to 4chan in search of a greater intellectual challenge.
  • how get some strong Google juice into your useless poker site by being linked from slashdot for a totally uninteresting and useless story.

    After writing a similar article for converting your Rock Band guitar I got flooded with feedback and requests for a Drum Kit versions.

    If by flooded you mean requests from your bosses then ok.

  • While sitting at your Rock Bank Drum Kit, enter the following code (making sure it's in the proper order, otherwise it WON'T WORK):

    <solo from Moby Dick>

    Enjoy!
  • The next step is obviously to convert a Dance Dance Revolution mat so the player is constantly jumping around. That way, even if you lose money, you're at least also losing weight.

  • This is, without a doubt, the dumbest article I've ever read.
  • Try using a DDR pad to play tetris. Its quite fun!
  • But you know things are bad when even internet-based bullshit news is having a slow day. Was there not a single cat photo taken today?
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