Farming Simulator 2015 joysticks
Design, Development, Program. With passion. Copyright EDL-Tech 2010-2016
Joystick Prototyping Contents of this page: 1. Pictures of the prototyping process 2. About the software (Coming soon) 3. About the electronics 4. Videos 1. Pictures of the prototyping process Here are some pictures of the first prototype: First i made a assembled model in Autodesk Inventor to see, if the Joysticks fit before doing any holes to the enclosure. The final version will use Timberjack F054619 Joystick for control, but for now ill use the Apem 9000 series joysticks as they are smaller for protyping. To see where to drill the mounting holes, i printed the hole work onto A4 paper and cut to size of the enclosure. Here are some pictures of the process. Now the joysticks have been mounted and the device prototype works fine. The left stick had an accident that broke the upper button. The original button was going to take two weeks to arrive. New button was found from spare parts stock of Valtra Oy Kajaani and the rabbit-button will do its work as upper button for my project. The tape mount does fine for now. Back to the top 2. About the software Back to the top 3. About the electronics The electronics part of this project is mostly based on Arduino Leonardo, so its a Arduino@heart device. PCB is specifically designed for this project, and the IC runs at 16MHz clock. PCB is quite small, and its easy to fit into the case of the projects new housing. The project is flexible too, so this project can be used for other projects later. The Arduino I/O (D0-D13, A0-A7) are available on board. PCB was made at Seeedstudio China, and assembled by hand here. The device can be powered from +12VDC and by USB. There is FTDI header available for other projects. I have something on mind for the old Thermal Printer there. :) To reduce costs, i will not populate the connectors to the boards any more, and the +12V input side will too be unpopulated to reduce cost of the assembled board. The populated board only costs now about 15€, and it still has fuses and etc placed to save the computer, if something goes wrong. Joysticks cost (at moment, when stock empties, those are gone forever.) 46€/2kpl, and those add some costs from mailing them to me. The casing is the most expensive part of this project. Im still figuring out how to get those costs as low as possible. Back to the top 4. Videos
Farming Simulator 2015 joysticks
Design, Development, Program. With passion. Copyright EDL-Tech 2010-2015
Joystick Prototyping Contents of this page: 1. Pictures of the prototyping process 2. About the software (Coming soon) 3. About the electronics 4.Videos 1. Pictures of the prototyping process Here are some pictures of the first prototype: First i made a assembled model in Autodesk Inventor to see, if the Joysticks fit before doing any holes to the enclosure. The final version will use Timberjack F054619 Joystick for control, but for now ill use the Apem 9000 series joysticks as they are smaller for protyping. To see where to drill the mounting holes, i printed the hole work onto A4 paper and cut to size of the enclosure. Here are some pictures of the process. Now the joysticks have been mounted and the device prototype works fine. The left stick had an accident that broke the upper button. The original button was going to take two weeks to arrive. New button was found from spare parts stock of Valtra Oy Kajaani and the rabbit- button will do its work as upper button for my project. The tape mount does fine for now. Back to the top 2. About the software Back to the top 3. About the electronics The electronics part of this project is mostly based on Arduino Leonardo, so its a Arduino@heart device. PCB is specifically designed for this project, and the IC runs at 16MHz clock. PCB is quite small, and its easy to fit into the case of the projects new housing. The project is flexible too, so this project can be used for other projects later. The Arduino I/O (D0-D13, A0-A7) are available on board. PCB was made at Seeedstudio China, and assembled by hand here. The device can be powered from +12VDC and by USB. There is FTDI header available for other projects. I have something on mind for the old Thermal Printer there. :) To reduce costs, i will not populate the connectors to the boards any more, and the +12V input side will too be unpopulated to reduce cost of the assembled board. The populated board only costs now about 15€, and it still has fuses and etc placed to save the computer, if something goes wrong. Joysticks cost (at moment, when stock empties, those are gone forever.) 46€/2kpl, and those add some costs from mailing them to me. The casing is the most expensive part of this project. Im still figuring out how to get those costs as low as possible. Back to the top 4. Videos