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    Arduino Nano

    Hi guys, I was just wondering if I could use the Arduino Nano card for my throttle quadrant that I am in the middle of building ?

    The components I would be using are 5 x 100K linear Pots and six switches. Would this card be suitable and work ok, given that I program it ?

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Yes, it certainly can be made to work. The Arduino software will make programming the Nano very simple. So, as far as the Nano is concerned, it can do what you want it to do... Pinouts at the Arduino website.

    Although the Arduino attaches to your computere via a mini USB cable, it is not a USB (HID) device and regardless of the programming on the Mini, the computer will not recognize it as such. The Nano and all Arduino family of boards are simple serial devices. In order to get your Nano to comunicate with FS or FSUIPC, you will need software running on your computer that interfaces the Nano to FS/FSUIPC. Jim NZ is working on such an interface, you can see what he is doing -->> here.

    You might want to check out the Bodnar USB controllers on this -->> website, for a more plug and play type option...

    If you follow the Arduino option, please keep us posted!

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Thanks for the great explanation mndless, If I do go the Arduino route, I will surely keep you and other users posted.

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    hexpope... check this out, just came upon this tonight... too funny, but... I may just have to plan on finding a use for it!!





    Linky to this guys website....

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    I may have spoken too soon...

    Found this USB shield today and a quick read says it can be used to set up true USB devices.... may have to pick one of these up and play with it some...

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    One thing you guys should really take a look at is PPJoy. This is a library originally created for doing interfacing of R/C transmitters to use on PCs (R/C airplane sims like FMS). However, it allows you to create a "virtual" joystick that you can talk to via an easy to use API. With a little bit of software glue, you can hook an Arduino up your machine and use it as any standard joystick from the perspective of Windows. It's _stupidly_ easy.

    It appears that the author is going to be releasing PPJoy under the GPL license soon, which will be very cool! You can read more about it here: http://ppjoy.blogspot.com/ .

    Here's a link to a .Net wrapper that will allow you to talk to the PPJoy driver:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/ppjoylib/

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    Last edited by geneb; 06-23-2011 at 02:30 PM. Reason: Added wrapper link

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Quote Originally Posted by geneb View Post
    It's _stupidly_ easy.
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    Gene,

    Stupidly easy to a guy who is building an F-15 pit--and has the first hobby built collimated display in the world may not be as easy for us mere mortals. Keep on inspiring us though!

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Seriously! It's really easy to do! I've even got example code in Delphi if anyone wants to play with that. I mean this is just _programming_ guys. It's not rocket science!

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Quote Originally Posted by geneb View Post
    Seriously! It's really easy to do! I've even got example code in Delphi if anyone wants to play with that. I mean this is just _programming_ guys. It's not rocket science!

    g.
    Stink'n voodoo man... voodoo!!!

    I'm in one deep deep hole of learning and reading right now... so why not just toss one more item to the list

    Thanks for the link and the info!!

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    Re: Arduino Nano

    Last time I checked, I didn't need to sacrifice a dead chicken over the keyboard when writing software.

    System administration on the other hand....

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