BU0836 + Diodes
I made the mistake last week of dismantling an old USB joystick, soldering a few switches to the PCB and setting up the buttons using FSUIPC. I really did it just to see what would happen. Of course I am now completely hooked and have taken delivery of BU0836 joystick controller with the hope of making basic panel for a C172. I have got it working using the 'simple' setup but would obviously like to make use of all the buttons. As I will be using more than 3 toggle buttons I have purchased the recommended diodes but I am not sure how to connect things up. Does each switch need a diode and which side of the switch does it go? Any help to get me going would be very much appreciated.
Check out the website near the middle of the page.
I am using this for my c441 cockpit.
Regard's Ken K
Thank you for the reply. I have been studying the diagram and it would appear that if I have say 6 toggle (spst) switches I can 'daisychain' one terminal on each switch and then connect to column 1. I then connect the second terminal of each switch to a different row number so the first switch will be C1R1 then C1R2 and so on. I am not completely sure about the diode - is it soldered directly to the second terminal on the switch and then a wire taken from the diode to the required row? Please feel free to correct me, I really want to get my facts right before I start soldering.
Maybe this will help.
See attached diagram
Regards Ken K
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Fantastic - thank you for taking the time to post it - just what I needed.
Oh, I would be very interested to see KenK's diagram, too.
Unfortunately it isn't attached anymore.
Is there any chance to post it again?
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