Building your own handbrake

Uncle Freddy

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Good day RD gentlemen, i have a question to all DIY simracers;
Could you guys share your designs on how you built your own handbrake?
So far i have seen some videos about how to, but im still not sure - should i use PCB from an keyboard (meaning handbrake uses one of the keyboard letters to register) or should use an PCB from gamepad?

Any tips or help would be appriciated!
 

HoiHman

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Dec 7, 2009
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Probably easiest way is to use an arduino.

Google for "arduino joystick" or "arduino buttonbox"
 

Leonardo Ratafiá

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you could use a g25 pedal with a bodnar controller or some arduino board as well
Here's how I did with a spare G2x pedal I had and a paint roller.





this weekend my bodnar usb controller arrive and I have re wired all 4 pedals into it