What is this project about?
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I am making a control panel for the game Kerbal Space Program
What do you want to get out of this project?
I want to learn how to connect physical buttons and devices to games I play. I want to learn how to soter and connect electronics together too. I want to learn about how batteries work and what voltages and power really is.
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How can you connect physical home made devices to video games
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Feb 11: I got the button on the controller so that it could actually launch the rocket
Feb 14: I got the joysticks fully working. They use digital voltages instead of analog which was a little weird to work with
Feb 20: I got the slider to actually change the thrust in game
Feb 21: I learned what a pull up / pull down resistor is and found out they are pre built into my Arduino
Feb 24: I got the slider to move automatically when the game controls it.
March 3: I soldered a majority of the buttons and I plan to do the rest of them today. Some things were going wrong but we plan to debug it later today.
I had to learn a bunch about sottering for this project and I had to sotter a bunch of little things together
Here are some videos that I take every time I make progress:
The handle for the slider I need to 3d print:
The 7 segment displays that we got were all broken so we had to order new ones that wont get here until after the project is over but we will still put them in the board to make it look nice.
What will it take for you to complete this project?
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Stage Button Working
February 11, 2021
February 14, 2021
Rest Of Buttons Working
February 16, 2021
February 21, 2021
7-Segment Displays Working
February 24, 2021
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What are some of the most interesting discoveries you've made working on this project?
I learned how to connect to games through non keyboard devices like Arduino.
I also learned about soldering and electronics