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Question DIY clutch paddles

Discussion in 'DIY peripherals' started by The Walker, May 17, 2018.

  1. The Walker

    The Walker New Member

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    I wanted to build my own F1 Steering Wheel. The wheel itself is not a problem, I know what to do, but I want to add a pair of clutch paddles like a real F1 wheel but I don't know how it works. What do I need? A potentiometer? Is there a guide?
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    - 2 potentiometers (or other component with the same function) to have independent function
    - a microcontroller (Arduinos [atm32u4] .. stm32 .. PIC ..) that will work as a joystick and
    - programming in the microcontroller to have what you want, like parallel or combined potentiometers ...

    (There should be some component / circuit to parallelize the potentiometers and give the effect of 1, but the easiest way if you want to build one from scratch and if you have any knowledge of programming).

    - Another way is to create some physical model (with gears, limiters, and springs) that can reproduce the effect of just one potentiometer, and that is normally connected on a joystick board like any other axis.


    If you want to learn / use microcontroller, there are several projects already created and open source joysticks, implementing only the change of potentiometer readings in parallel
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    stashy New Member Gold Contributor

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    hi any links for the open source projects?
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    I think that you need only a potentiometer, there is a commercial one that works only with 1 pot. Is the Martin Asher one. I have seen it and has one pot and a little board with some connections and 3 resistors.

    Regards
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