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Hey guys..

Sooo.. I started the idea of myself to have something to keep myself occupied and found that making my own clickable cockpit would be amazing.

 

So straight to the point, could you guys advice me what specifically do I need to make for example a 10 toggle switch / push button pit with a 3D modeled box (Cheap as hell actually).

 

I am planning to use http://dcs-bios.a10c.de/ but they advised on https://store.arduino.cc/product/GBX00066 with 14 digital pins which I imagine is not enough for a 10 toggle switch / push button pit. My question is:

What parts / main board do I need and where can I buy it?

Budget is 60 euro, I found some SPST toggle switches on amazon I plan to get so main query I guess is the main board.

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It has 14 digital + 6 analog pins so 20 in total, Are you planning on a 10 switch plus 10 push button box if so it will just do it.

DCS-Bios is a good choice if you are capable of click and paste plus a few changes to DCS itself, then there is connecting all the switches I would suggest solder to the switches and pin connectors on the arduino.

Have fun I have and I now have switches, lcd screens and leds on 7 panels.

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It has 14 digital + 6 analog pins so 20 in total, Are you planning on a 10 switch plus 10 push button box if so it will just do it.

DCS-Bios is a good choice if you are capable of click and paste plus a few changes to DCS itself, then there is connecting all the switches I would suggest solder to the switches and pin connectors on the arduino.

Have fun I have and I now have switches, lcd screens and leds on 7 panels.

 

I actually plan just to use toggle switches only. I hate soldering and would like to avoid it, is that the only option?

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Hey guys..

Sooo.. I started the idea of myself to have something to keep myself occupied and found that making my own clickable cockpit would be amazing.

 

So straight to the point, could you guys advice me what specifically do I need to make for example a 10 toggle switch / push button pit with a 3D modeled box (Cheap as hell actually).

 

I am planning to use http://dcs-bios.a10c.de/ but they advised on https://store.arduino.cc/product/GBX00066 with 14 digital pins which I imagine is not enough for a 10 toggle switch / push button pit. My question is:

What parts / main board do I need and where can I buy it?

Budget is 60 euro, I found some SPST toggle switches on amazon I plan to get so main query I guess is the main board.

 

I buy most of my boards from here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Nano-V3-0-ATmega328-16M-5V-Micro-controller-CH340G-board-Arduino-/201601613488?hash=item2ef0647eb0

 

I buy all my toggle switches from this eBay store. You need to know what type of toggle you need whether it's on-off, on-off-on, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pc-ON-OFF-ON-SPDT-Toggle-Switch-Latching-15A-250V-20A-125V-AC-Duty-T701CW-/401206532862?hash=item5d69c5dafe

 

If would suggest you watch some short YouTube videos on how to solder. It is incredibly easy once you have been shown how to do it properly. :thumbup:

 

Good luck.

Regards

John W

aka WarHog.

 

My Cockpit Build Pictures...



John Wall

 

My Arduino Sketches ... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-Dc0Wd9C5l3uY-cPj1iQD3iAEHY6EuHg?usp=sharing

 

 

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I buy most of my boards from here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-Nano-V3-0-ATmega328-16M-5V-Micro-controller-CH340G-board-Arduino-/201601613488?hash=item2ef0647eb0

 

I buy all my toggle switches from this eBay store. You need to know what type of toggle you need whether it's on-off, on-off-on, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pc-ON-OFF-ON-SPDT-Toggle-Switch-Latching-15A-250V-20A-125V-AC-Duty-T701CW-/401206532862?hash=item5d69c5dafe

 

If would suggest you watch some short YouTube videos on how to solder. It is incredibly easy once you have been shown how to do it properly. :thumbup:

 

Good luck.

 

Ah sweet, much cheaper than expected, guess some wiring cables and breadboard and voilá I should be going.. THANK YOUUUUU !!

 

 

EDIT:

Ordered these parts:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201601613488

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELECTRONIC-PROJECT-STARTER-KIT-B-BREADBOARD-CAPACITOR-LED-RESISTOR-WIRES-/230881393379?hash=item35c19a7ae3:g:weIAAOxyOlhStMtW

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pc-ON-OFF-ON-SPDT-Toggle-Switch-Latching-15A-250V-20A-125V-AC-Duty-T701CW-/401206532862?hash=item5d69c5dafe

 

Lets wait a month or two for delivery :)


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THATS WHY YOU WEAR GLOVES!! wait or am I just the only one lol

 

Depends... are they white cotton or LATEX?:music_whistling:

 

:megalol:

Regards

John W

aka WarHog.

 

My Cockpit Build Pictures...



John Wall

 

My Arduino Sketches ... https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-Dc0Wd9C5l3uY-cPj1iQD3iAEHY6EuHg?usp=sharing

 

 

WIN 10 Pro, i8-8700k @ 5.0ghz, ASUS Maximus x Code, 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum Ram,



AIO Water Cooler, M.2 512GB NVMe,

500gb SSD, EVGA GTX 1080 ti (11gb), Sony 65” 4K Display

VPC MongoosT-50, TM Warthog Throttle, TRK IR 5.0, Slaw Viper Pedals

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I buy all my toggle switches from this eBay store. You need to know what type of toggle you need whether it's on-off, on-off-on, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-pc-ON-OFF-ON-SPDT-Toggle-Switch-Latching-15A-250V-20A-125V-AC-Duty-T701CW-/401206532862?hash=item5d69c5dafe

How is the feeling on those? I have some cheap "heavy duty" switches laying around here (with the same style of red name shield on them). And they don't feel smooth at all. They work, but when flipping them it just feels forced. If you flip them not far enough, they just stay between 2 positions.

 

I also have some Apem switches and they feel butter smooth, pretty similar to the ones on the Trustmaster Warthog throttle base. But at $5 a pop I would prefer to go for ebay ones :D

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CrashO,

 

Thing is this switch linked in eBay is for handle 120/220 volts - so "heavy dutty" - not the best option for 'cockpits", but in eBay, Aliexpress are dozen of models more suitable and cheap.

 

Try find this model, is used in RC transmitters, has big lever and soft to toggle:

 

https://world.taobao.com/item/521120978485.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7728556.w4023-1752040867.14.Dkrojz


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CrashO,

 

Thing is this switch linked in eBay is for handle 120/220 volts - so "heavy dutty" - not the best option for 'cockpits", but in eBay, Aliexpress are dozen of models more suitable and cheap.

 

Try find this model, is used in RC transmitters, has big lever and soft to toggle:

 

https://world.taobao.com/item/521120978485.htm?fromSite=main&spm=a312a.7728556.w4023-1752040867.14.Dkrojz

 

Oh, this looks just about perfect. Anybody had any luck finding this/anything similar?

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