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A project log for KAPCOM

Yet another hardware controller for Kerbal Space Program. Leveraging Telemachus, Python and Arduino to drive joysticks, buttons and displays

lawnmowerlattelawnmowerlatte 12/12/2017 at 20:401 Comment

This project is not dead. A lot has happened since I last posted (most notably a new baby!), but I've recently obtained access to a 3D printer. I've wanted to print the throttle for my controller, so that seemed like an obvious choice to print it. After a couple of prototypes and a couple of redesigns, it's coming along nicely. It's a 7 part build that includes a chassis, a cover, two control arms, a handle and two end caps. The Vex potentiometer fits right onto struts I built into the chassis, so it's mostly tool-less.

I'm still waiting on one part and I have to re-print the handle with a bit more spacing. After that I might take a crack at printing  the body panels for the console rather than trying to cut plexiglass.

Many thanks to Josh who provided access to the 3D printer, help with fixing my models, advice on printing and the idea to use two arms.


Omen wrote 08/20/2018 at 14:24 point

Hopefully Im not necroposting, by I just wanted to drop by and say thanks for doing this! Ive got my own Arduino Mega in the mail last week and am looking forward to spinning up a few lights and buttons and building my own panel. Also planning on having another pass on your YT videos; they've been invaluable.

Anyway, I dont know if you're still working on this, but I figured I'd at least say thanks!

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