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Sli-f1 rotary encoder advice needed

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by James Robertson, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. James Robertson

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    Hi Guys,

    I have built myself a sim wheel which utilises a Leo Bodnar SLI-F1 Display.

    Its a F1 replica wheel and has two thumb wheels ....one on each side.

    [​IMG]Thumb Wheel by DIY F1 Wheel Jamesscotland73, on Flickr

    Each thumb wheel uses a Leo Bodnar rotary encoder but I am not getting the outputs I expected.

    For example, when i rotate the right thumb wheel one notch away from me it depresses button 27, if i continue another notch it depresses button 28 (note, button 27 is also still depressed at this point so at this point both 27 and 28 are lit up, this is in Sli-Interface properties under game controllers ) if I rotate it another notch button 27 turns off, if I rotate another notch 28 goes off.

    What I want is when rotating away from me it would press button 27 and release immediately and rotating towards me it would press 28 and release immediately.

    Either I have hard wired this up wrong or I need to configure this somewhere in the software.

    If anyone has any advice it would be appreciated....I hope my post is not too confusing.
     
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  2. Astrit Arsllani

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    wow what a great wheel you have build here, very very impressed, im gonna be doing the same, it wont be as nice as yours but it will do, i have just a question for you, where did you find the "materiel" on the wheel handels? what is that ? sway? alcantare? please help me i wont to put the same on my steering wheel

    this thing looks sick btw:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  3. James Robertson

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    Hi There,

    I bought some A4 suede sheets from Ebay and used that.
     
  4. Astrit Arsllani

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    ohhhhhhhhhh i see. so you just cut it to size to match the handels? do you have anything beneath the suede like foam or something else ? and how did you manage toooo hmmm i dont know the word to use it.....how did you "glue??" "to sew??" the suede into the handels?
     
  5. James Robertson

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    Hi Arstit.....

    I`ll take some pictures tonight when i get home.

    It is stuck on with Evo Stik Time Bond glue..........it works really well.

    The handle is in two halves...a front and a back..........so I wrap each part with suede and then screww them together.
     
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  6. James Robertson

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  7. Johand

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    set the encoder for button 27-28 to 1:1 mode in configuration software
     
  8. James Robertson

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    Where do I download the configuration software? Do u mean in eksimracing software?
     
  9. Johand

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  10. James Robertson

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    Its an sli-f1 i have....does the same software work for it