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Sorry, you'll have to experiment. Unfortunately I don't have my arduino stuff on the computer I'm using these days, so I can't quite say without experimenting a bit myself. :\If you're interested in this sort of thing, try working with the example files that come with the Arduino program, it's a little bit tricky writing the first few bits of code, but it's such a great skill to develop.Cheers!
Hey, glad to hear it helped! I'm big into helicopter stuff too, lots of fun, even more with a proper collective.I think I've done something similar, it just takes a little editing the code.Basically you would code the position 1 of the switch to send one key press, which you would bind to "Engine On", and then code the position 2 of the switch to send a different key press for "Engine Off".It depends on what game you're playing, but it's easiest if the game can support two different bindings for on or off.
Maybe? I'm not really familiar with the makey makey board, but it looks like it emulates a few keyboard buttons.
Hey, it connects as a USB HID. Basically, a standard joystick or game controller. If you use a teensy or arduino that supports the Human Interface Device protocol (HID), it is recognized by default as a joystick in most games, so you don't have to use any plugin or anything, just bind each button or axis to the control you want in-game.
Yeah, certainly. Any game that can accept a standard game controller.
I think I used them mainly as a trim input for pitch, and for flaps.Replacing the pots with a multi-position switch is also fun for selecting modes.
Wow that's a lot of inputs!Nice job, I like the nuclear launch keys. Must need three people all at once! :P
Hey,Yeah the library that comes with the Teensy is a bit different than arduino. But I think the fix would be to remove all mentions of the inputs you don't want to use from your code. Sometimes buttons are funky if they don't have a pull-up resistor to make the input "stick" to the right digital voltage.Hope you've figured it out already, though. Cheers!
Nice, that's what I like to see!Even made the enclosure! Wish I had some of those toggle covers too for my switches.
Hey, afraid I do not have one for a display one.A game controller just sends commands to the game, but a display needs the game to send information to the device. This is harder to do, and must be done with plugins for each and every game.
Hey, didn't notice your second question.It wont work on a mega, but it should work on a Leonardo or Micro
No dumb question here.A Teensy is just like an Arduino, but uses some different chips and is developed by another company. The Teensy boards also work with the Arduino programming language, so they are almost interchangeable. I personally like the Teensy boards very much, but an Arduino Micro or Leonardo cab also work as a game controller, just with a bit different library. Choose either a Teensy, Arduino Micro, or Arduino Leonardo for this project.
Hey, I used the Teensy 3.1, but I believe they all support HID.
Hey, yes I believe the 3.0 can also work as a HID device like a keyboard or joystick. Good deal!
Sure can! I use it with mouse, keyboard, joystick, and foot pedals.
That looks amazing!Absolutely you can link to this project, will check out your instructable when you post it.
Hey no worries, thanks a bunch :)Drawing lines in photoshop one can use the Shift key to make them straight. Also when drawing a shape, you can just click on the canvas and type in any dimension you want, that said it's probably not the best to do this sort of thing. Even illustrator is better because you can use the transform tool and move things by set amounts.Cheers!
Hey, I bought it at my local electronics shop, but I find the right combination of words to find one online is "sloped project enclosure." The same model pops up on ebay and amazon. Cheers!