So I'm interested in building an Arduino based engineering console. Heres the idea:
>8 sliding pots, one for each channel to control the power to each system
>2 pushbuttons per channel to control coolant level
>override switch (overrides manual controls to return everything to 100%)
>pushbuttons to overdrive certain systems (ie, hold down a button and it temporarily drives shield to 300%)
>possibly use switches to switch between preset configurations (like buttons 1-9 on the keyboard, programmable on the fly.)
Future ideas, depending on capability:
>an LED for each system to show temperature status
>Multicolor LEDS, or even segmented numerical display to show shield strength.
I will have no problem designing the controller to make it do what I want with the arduino, and handle the data. My problem lies in figure out how to interface it with the game? Is this even possible? Is there some easy way to create a sort of custom joystick/controller driver?
I don't know if this is possible to make work the way I want it to, but it would be pretty badass if it did.
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