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Re: BIG control panel project questions!
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2021, 03:48:25 pm »
:lol  If you had a 3d printer . . .
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:430794




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Re: BIG control panel project questions!
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2021, 01:56:33 pm »
Okay, got another question... This is for a different control panel I'm working on as a gift for a friend(it will be a self-contained Raspberry Pi plug and play unit), but since I've got a thread open already I might as well just post this here.

Does anyone know where I can get a kit like this: https://www.amazon.com/SJ-JX-Controller-Microswitch-Raspberry/dp/B08Q7L5M2K/?th=1 but with non-LED buttons and sticks? I'm not keen on the LED Stuff(my friend won't care one way or the other), and non-LED MIGHT be cheaper. I don't even really need the buttons or standard joystick - I know where I can those as well as non-LED encoders that will work(I linked one in my original post, after all!), I really just need to find that analog joystick.

(and yes, this project is one of the reasons I can't do my own project until after Christmas :P )

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Re: BIG control panel project questions!
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2021, 10:40:14 pm »
:lol  If you had a 3d printer . . .
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:430794




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So... I come back to see if anyone has responded to my previous inquiry(which I had figured was unlikely, but due diligence and all that) and see that I had somehow completely missed this post. I can honestly say I'm not a fan of the shape of the top(I want it vaguely flightstick-shaped), but looking it over I can certainly mod that part to suit my preferences after printing. And so, while I don't have a 3D printer, a friend of mine is plotting to buy himself one for Christmas, and he'll certainly want some test projects for it! So I'll definitely give that a go.

As for the alternate control deck plan, my brother asked me why I don't just get a pair of cheap USB flightsticks for the job, especially if I'm gonna go lazy on the steering wheel. The answer is obvious, "Because ARCADE!!!!" but with the price ever increasing on the arcade-style options I can't help but be attracted in that direction. There are enough buttons on even CHEAP USB flightsticks to cover admin functions...

(and yes, a pair of USB flightsticks can run Cyber Sled effectively - I've seen more than a few examples of such)

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Re: BIG control panel project questions!
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2022, 03:31:47 pm »
This project is dead for the best possible reason: Huge improvement in financial situation leading to change of future plans. When things settle down I will be looking into a whole new plan involving the creation of two additional arcade cabinets. I thank everyone for the input they gave, as what I've learned here will be informing those plans as well.