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ETS2 / ATS dashboard with Aruduino's

This project is to show how can we use Arduino micro-controllers combined with Euro Truck Simulator 2 and/or American Truck Simulator

TomTom
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In this project we'll make use of an Arduino-based boards to both - send and receive information to/from games as ETS2 and/or ATS. We're gonna make a real-truck gear shifter and we'll create a fully-functional board computer that will provide us all necessary information of a truck.

Let me tell you how this whole project started. To do this - I'll have to go back to 2013 when my son was born. As a newborn kid - he often didn't want to go to sleep, so I've figured out that driving a car with him is working like a sleeping pill. But hey! Who will be driving around the neighborhood every time the child needs to sleep...?

That got me thinking: what's in car driving that makes my kid sleep? Is it the movement? No - otherwise, he'd be sleeping in stroller. So maybe it's the sound? Bingo! After short while - I've obtained not-so-legal copy of Euro Truck Simulator 2 and started playing with Matthew with me. After two minutes - he was sleeping like a baby! :) So I've headed to the nearest shop and bought the genuine game.

After few months - I've been playing the game for myself, rather than to put my son to sleep ;)

Because I've always loved cars, computer and electronics - this took me where I am now - I've connected all three of them and this project came up. So here I am: i have a computer with ETS2, a Logitech Driving Force GT 900 degrees wheel with pedals and my new Logitech Driving Force Shifter that I've got from my (supposedly) better half on Christmas. Of course - the shifter is incompatible with the wheel so I needed to Arduino to make it working.

Because Arduino is veeeeery flexible - the whole project will be built on it.

  • 1 × Arduino Leonardo Micro board This board has an ability to act as a game-controller so we'll use it to connect Logitech Driving Force Shifter and some additional buttons to the ETS2
  • 1 × Logitech Driving Force Shifter I've decided to give it a try as it's cheap and fairly easy to capture using an Arduino
  • 1 × Genuine Scania 4 R shifter knob with switches for high/low gearbox and half/full gears
  • 2 × RS232 (DB9) connetor male One is to connect Logitech Shifter to Arduino and the other one is for SKRS knob
  • 1 × RS232 (DB9) connetor female Used to connect SKRS knob to Arduino

  • Scania's knob is here!

    Tom12/16/2019 at 10:22 0 comments

    Finally I've received my Scania Knob!

    After few seconds I've figured out how to dismantle it so I can get an access to switch buttons for H/L gears and half/full. As it's turned out - it's very simple so only three wires are needed (in my case I'll give a four-wire cable so both buttons will work totally seperate).

    The buttons are simple on/off push-switches, so they work digital (0-1). That'll be easy to read them using an Arduino.

    Now I just need to figure out how to mount it onto the Logitech Shifter stick.

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