Sunday, June 15, 2014
I have a few projects that need to be easily interfaced with a computer to be used in games. I thought of using a Teensy cause it has USB support, but I had a sorta old Logitech controller that I wasn't using anymore. My idea was to bring out all the buttons and joysticks (potentiometers) to a header that could be accessed on the outside. Then this slimmed down controller could be put into a modular case that can be swapped between multiple gaming accessories such as a racing wheel or a guitar for Phase Shift (guitar hero for the PC). An since its a Logitech controller, it pretty much works in every game.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
I still haven't spent the money to get a nice variable soldering iron for home use so I continue to make do with what I have or on the cheap. I'm getting really tired of no temp control so I thought of using a AC light dimmer to control it. A few short Googles later and sure enough someone else has already thought of this idea and tested it.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
After my utter failure in building a BluBaby RC plane, I decided to hit it again, but with a different approach. I know a decent amount about flight mechanics, but not so much on building one from scratch. So, I used a glider as the base for my plane and added electronics to make remote controlled, and then later a brushless motor. This plane will be Elevator and aileron only, simply because I don't want to deal with a rudder, and its not really necessary in the beginning (yank and bank all the way!)