Electronics: increase trigger signal length for USB gamepad Answered
This is related to my last Instructable.
Sometimes when I install the track piece I am using on a fast straight I am missing laps.
The problem could be USB polling rates in Windows 8.
I found no way to increase polling rates to 500 or 1000Hz instead of the aprox. 180Hz.
First I don't know if the car triggers at all when I go over the contact very fast or if the USB polling is the problem. i can try to wire a LED in and see if it is flashing up when the counter is not working.
My thought is that I could increase the signal length when the car triggers the button.
Any ideas how this could be done?
My second problem is related. I also got a IR-gap-sensor. I understand that I need some kind of relais to make it trigger my USB gamepad buttons?
Please help an electronically uneducated guy! I have the feeling that the answers to my questions are probably not that hard anyways.