Thrustmaster Warthog Joystick Addon

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Introduction: Thrustmaster Warthog Joystick Addon

hello

please be gentle on me.. this is my first instructable.

i needed a few more buttons and axes on my "warthog" joystick, for playing elite dangerous. it is no fun swapping between joystick and keyboard with a "rift" on your head... that is how this idea came to life.

Step 1: Materials and Design

i used 3mm MDF

M5 bolts, washers and spring washers

M3 bolts, washers and spring washers

hotmelt gun

arduino joysticks

various buttons

ardiuno micro was my first controller but i broke it and i swapped to

BU0836A (www.leobodnar.com) so much easier and it is in 12bit

a few cables and bits and pieces

the design was made on the fly, just sort of sketched it and started chopping with my jigsaw.

Step 2: Internal Layout

the two little joysticks needed to be a bit of rounding on the side that is facing towards the inside, because they would have scratched my thumb. and the angles of the joysticks is so strange because i followed the arc of my thumb. the top one works out in a way that if i push "up" with my thumb, my thumb actually moves sort of in a north-west direction. and on the bottom one it is in the direction of west-north-west. i hope that makes sense.

Step 3: Mount on Warthog

to make the mount for it, i just copied the holes from the warthog cover plate and installed m3 bolts. i am not sure if m3 bolts are right but they do fit.

Step 4: Buttons

the buttons i ordered from banggood , nothing special.

i cant give any more advise on the placement on the buttons, i just placed them where it was best for me. i did try to follow the arc of my thumb.

Step 5: Finial Thoughts

this is sort of version 2 already!

if i had a laser cutter i would have made it a bit more professional.

i hope the picture are explaining the things i missed.

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    4 Discussions

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    fsoliveira
    fsoliveira

    6 months ago

    Also playing ED here. How did you hook this up to the computer? Is there a bit of code for the arduino that you could share?

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    Ericismyname
    Ericismyname

    Question 2 years ago on Step 4

    What did you set the buttons to? (This is a fantastic idea)

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    MrChews
    MrChews

    Answer 2 years ago

    The buttons are non latching ones. Only giving a signal if pressed.
    Or do you mean in the game?
    If yes the front lever switch is my landing gear, the other lever is not set yet. The three bush buttons on the right are hyper cruise, system map and galaxy map.
    But you can assign them however you want.
    I hope I assumed right.?