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    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.

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    Diode Installation

    Check out the website near the middle of the page.
    http://www.leobodnar.com/products/BU0836/

    I am using this for my c441 cockpit.

    Regard's Ken K

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    Ken,

    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.

    Philip

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    Diode wiring

    Maybe this will help.
    See attached diagram
    Regards Ken K
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    Ken,

    Fantastic - thank you for taking the time to post it - just what I needed.

    Philip

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    Smile diagram

    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?

    Kind regards

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    Here it is...
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