- Arduino Nano board
- Dozen of push-buttons
We already know how to reverse-engineer a thrustmaster race wheel (part 1) and how to emulate it’s electronics with Arduino Uno (part 2). Time to assemble a full custom buttons set – controlled by Arduino Uno or Nano (yep, finally got myself a Nano board). Jump to the end for video and arduino firmware sketch. Continue reading
Here’s a Thrustmaster TX Racing wheel (Force Feedback TX base + Ferrari 458 Italia replica wheel). I got it broken, and because of the fact it required tear down and repair anyways (fixed already), I decided to play with electronics a bit more, connecting different wheel parts to Arduino board and reverse-engineering wheelbase-to-wheel wiring and protocol. Let’s take a look?
Wanna share a nice little hack I’ve developed recently – how to re-charge a 1.5 volts watch alkaline battery, or in my case – cycling computer cell (L1142, LR43 1.5 volts). Haven’t found one in a corner shop, so decided to make my one to live a bit longer. It’s not recommended to re-charge alkalines – use this trick on your own risk, please!
Okay, the things we need:
Input: Old Canon pocket camera + CHDK firmware add-on on SDCard