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  1. #1

    new 8/8/8 with new style 3 pin analog connectors

    the tutorials describe in good detail how to connect pots to the 8/8/8 card with the old 1/8 stereo jack, but nothing about the new 3 pin style. im using 50k linear pots for pitch and roll for my sim, and i am getting the following message:

    power surge on hub port; the usb human interface device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port.

    i dont have an external power connected to the 8/8/8 board because the web site said that was only for the 2-port usb

    i suspect my problem is the way im connecting the pots to the board. thanks in advance for the help.


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    New Pins

    Hi John,

    We are working on the new pin tutorials today actually. These have just been rolled out and we have to work through a tricky transistion where customers have both the old and the new!

    It sounds like you have a short to ground going on which would cause that error. I should have a picture of the new pins today. As soon as I get it I'll post it up here for you so you can be sure of the right way to hook up your Pot.

    Thanks for your patience!


  3. #3
    i figured it out, the white striped wire is the signal. other other two wire aren't critical; if they are wrong they can be inverted by the software.

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    Here is a picture of the new pin layout.

  5. #5

    Custom Cable Tutorial

    Hello Everyone,

    The new tutorial for making custom cables to use the older jacks with the new ones is up. It can be found here:

    Happy Building!


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