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My version of the Wireless Captains Controler

posted Mar 29, 2013 05:49:13 by Auto_Pilot
I was inspired by AlexVanPatten's wireless captains controller and decided to make my own.

I wanted to challenge myself when I saw how small the electronics for the keyboard were, so I got one of the smaller build boxes from RadioShack and tried my best to squeeze it all in.

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It just barely fits after some revisions to the thoughts and lots of monkeying around with the wires.

I don't have it labeled yet, not sure if I will. I kind of like the look of the buttons like how Kirk just had a bunch of buttons on his arm chair that were unmarked. IN order from top down they are positioned as:

F2 Front........F5 Rear
F3 Left.........F4 Right
F6 Tactical.....F7 Long Range
F8 Statistics...On/Off

The on/off button is push on/ push off, the rest are momentary switches. I was going to include a "The device is on" light but with so little room i decided the look of the on button when depressed is obvious enough. I can't wait to work this thing into an arm chair or something for our next game.

If I make another one I think I will remove that board and use much thinner wires and just wire the keyboard electronics directly to the buttons. Mapping out how to do that ahead of time woudl be a huge benefit on a project like this.
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ThomRobertson said Mar 29, 2013 19:44:55
That's very cool.
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Cmdr.Brandr said Mar 29, 2013 20:25:26
That is cool and very retro looking. I like it. I think the captains chair having that will work well on the higher levels especially.
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