Fighting 99th Forum
Cheap USB controller board
I recently bought a USB button box that someone was advertising online. It works really well, and requires no drivers (generic USB HID). I opened it up today to see what he built it with, and it's using the "Game Controller Board" listed above. The board is cheap ($10), and provides inputs for 12 buttons and one D-Pad (4 moar bootans, technically).
If anyone is interested in making a button box, maybe check it out.
"runny wrote: So this is basically a board thar your wire up a bunch of buttons to and then plug it in the PC with a USB cord? Is that pretty much it and then it's recognized as a controller?
yes, exactly this. The only issue at all with this particular board, is it doesn't use a common ground (that I see) so each switch needs a minimum with two wires, no bus of common grounds on this one, other than that though for simple stuff, this is great. It even comes with the wires in most cases, just about 100% plug and play!
Windows recognizes it nativity as a USB game-pad, so no drivers needed here. no special programming either, I mapped everything in DCS.
"Squid wrote: That's the exact board my Light controller I built works with!! It's on Amazon Prime!!!
I would buy it from Amazon.