Introduction: USB Foot Control
I decided to build a custom USB pedal configurable through a small interface.
I used a Digispark USB Development Board Attiny85.
The chip is very easy to program and programmable like the "Arduino"
I didn't write a tutorial for the Digispark Board as there are excellent tutorials which already exist on the internet.
This can be used for creating a shortcut, password or any function on a keyboard.
Step 1: Hardware
These are some of the hardware used in this project. All these were spare parts which I already had at home.
I used the following:
2 x Compression Springs (9.5mm x 16mm)
1 x Bolt & Nut (M5)
1 x Digispark Attiny85
1 x Top & Base Pedal made with 3mm Aluminium. You could use wood or plastic instead of Aluminium.
1 x USB Cable
The rest of the parts were made using a 3D Printer which I designed myself.
Step 2: Electronic Schematic & Soldering
The diagram attached, showing a simple connection.
Switch connected to a pin0 and 1K resistor.
Step 3: Program Code
This is the code I used to program the Digispark board.
Step 4: Finished Product
My Pedal assembled
3 years ago
Not enough detail there . What reads the pedal position? What does the pedal control. Seems the chip is just used for a password entry . Does not make a lot of sense atm
Reply 3 years ago
When i use CAD, I control a 3d mouse with one hand and a traditional mouse with the other hand, so I programmed the pedal with a shortcut to perform a keyboard action without letting go of both of the mouses.