The Stinky Footboard Allows Gamers to Game with Their Feet

PC gaming has mostly been a mouse and keyboard affair. Sometimes, if a game's a shoddy port, a controller might come into play. However, besides the few peripherals floating around targeted specifically for racing games, PC hardware has never looked towards gamers' feet as possible appendages for control.

“I tried a lot of different types of PC controllers, but always came back to the keyboard and mouse. Then I thought, why should we limit ourselves to two hands to control games?” says Luc Levasseur, Co-Founder and R&D Director, Stelulu Technologies.  “Luckily, I had access to prototyping machinery and a president open to crazy ideas.”    

Stelulu is hoping to integrate footwork into play with the Stinky Footboard. The board has four programmable buttons and supports in-game modifiers; meaning up to 16 actions can be saved. Profiles can be saved and automatically launched, depending on the program.

The Stinky Footboard is looking to Kickstarter to help along production. Stelulu promises to make the Stinky Footboard available by June for $119 USD.

The Stinky Footboard will be compatible with all versions of Windows from XP to 8.

To get an idea about just HOW durable the Stinky Footboard is, here's a video of it in action... in a stress test:

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  • shadowfamicom
    Freakin stole my idea :P Using a old metal dual foot petal from a late 70's Sony dictation machine, wiring the switches to it to a Cthulhu board and using that along with xpadder on a PC via USB...

    Honestly though I am excited someone is doing something like this in a more professional way... name is just awful though.
  • vmem
    um, no thanks unless you have a foot fetish or something...
  • rgd1101
    at least they got the name right.
  • aoneone
    Toe jam and Earl! Yayyy ^_^
  • vmem
    abeljamesI simply got paid $6784 operating off my laptop computer this month. And if you're thinking that that is cool, my unmarried friend has twin toddlers and revamped $9k her 1st month. It feels therefore sensible creating abundant|such a lot|most} cash once others have to be compelled to work for thus much less. this is often what I do,
    you might be ever so slightly more convincing if that paragraph was coherent. but no... you weren't...
  • Fierce Guppy
    In BF3 I get all panicky when under fire and fumble the keyboard when I need to switch weapons. I'm thinking that this device might be a good way to do the job in an instant, especially between knife and main weapon.
  • Bananaman8910
    I don't know if I want to make fun of this or buy it. They definitely could have chosen a better name though. Then again, I won't forget the name, so maybe they got that right too... I'm so confused
  • WithoutWeakness
    I've been using a cheap $10 USB footpedal to control push-to-talk on my computer and I love it. I hated taking a finger off my keyboard to hold down the push-to-talk key while playing and I didn't want to have the mic always on because I don't want everyone hearing everything that goes on in my house. $10 on eBay and a week later I had my cheapo USB footpedal in my hands. Re-mapped the button to my PTT key and it worked like a charm. I wound up buying another 2 and use them for various hotkeys in nearly every game I play.

    This is going to be an awesome peripheral for the people who adopt it. Once you game using a footpedal to do some actions it's hard to imagine how you played without it. The extra buttons give you so much more control over how many keys you can hit in succession. The only thing I see about this that I don't like is the $120 price tag. You can get a trio of cheap Scythe pedals mounted to a backplane for less than $50. $120 will buy a quality mechanical keyboard. This only has 4 keys. This will have to be a polished product on both the hardware and software sides in order to get people to buy one.
  • jhansonxi
    Sometimes, if a game's a shoddy port, a controller might come into play.
    I prefer joystick (movement) with mouse (aiming).

    The Footboard would be useful to those with arm limitations such as paraplegics and carpal tunnel/RSI sufferers.
  • unksol
    So people who need buttons for push to talk and weapons... Can't use existing great controllers that have the buttons at your finger tips? that's... Pretty ridiculous....

    Rudder pedals have been around for a long long time. Nothing creative or new about four "buttons" you push with your feet. Ridiculous for that price.