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Two on/off switches to USB

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Jan Roman, May 7, 2012.

  1. Jan Roman

    Jan Roman

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    Hello,

    I am no electrician so I know almost nothing about this, so I'd like to ask you for your help. I am building my own sequential shifter and I'd like to connect it to my PC via a USB cable. I will probably use two simple "press switches" or on/off switches. One for upshifting and one for downshifting.

    Are these switches the best for the shifter or is there a better way of registering up and downshifting? If there'S not, how do I connect pins so that it'll be properly connected to the PC?

    Thank you.

    Very much like this one: http://www.racedepartment.com/forum...-shifter-project-for-fanatec-gt3-wheel.47504/
     
  2. Jeremy Loveland

    Jeremy Loveland

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    Ull need a bit of circut to transfer signal through the USB.
    Easiest way to make this happen is to buy a cheap usb controller or something simular and rewire the buttons in the controller to the microswitches / buttons ur using in ur shifter.
    well thats what i would do, or you could get a usb button box controller from leobodnar or symprojects that would do the same thing.
    hope that helps.