TOPIC: Building a TrimSwitchbox!

Building a TrimSwitchbox! 7 years 3 months ago #8175

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I've decided to take the opportunity to build a trimbox while 1C is fixing the game.
There are so many commands nowadays, that I want to have a dedicated panel for them (so I can put markings to know what do what %-6 ).

Also, I would like to use some nice multiturn pots (that I found at the skrotförråd at work ;) ) for trim, as the X52 rotaries are a bit funky and just not precise enough.
I've also ordered some rotary encoders from Ebay for those +/- commands that can't be assigned to an axis.

The layout will be sheet aluminium, folded like an L to form a crude panel.
It will hold 3 multiturn pots, maybe a few single turns, a few rotaries and a load of buttons.

Everything will connect to the BU0836X USB inteface from Leo Bodnar.

Project roadmap:
Get alu sheet: Hmm, I've heard K-Rauta might have nice sheet alu... Will look.
Get multiturns: Done! :) With scales similar to these.
Get single turns: Ordered 110404
Get the BU0836X: Ordered 110404
Get som nice cheap buttons: Ordered 110405. They were cheap, hope they are decent.
Get rotary encoders: Ordered from Ebay, "Pure Electronics, China" - 16$ for 10 including knobs. :)
I'm not 100% sure that they will do what I think they'll do, but cheap enough to try anyway. 8)

Edit 110404: The USB device is ordered! Also ordered 4 single turn pots, as he had a nice price for what appear to be great pots! Oh, I need some knobs...

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7 years 3 months ago #8176

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That is a good card to work with as it can manage both the rotaries as well as latching swithes.
The older interface had a solid matrix where you must use diodes to have several swithes in "on" position.
I have been using the bodnar cards for several years now.
I think I have the first version BU0836 laying around in a box somewere actually.
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7 years 3 months ago #8177

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Neo make 2 setups and I can order the second from you,,, thx
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7 years 3 months ago #8178

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TB, lets see first how this works out... :)
I'll put all details here!

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7 years 3 months ago #8179

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Opps did forget. My X 45 is on the way down, I need new pots on ailerons. But best most be to get new on all joystick I think. Or is this not smart or ?
Klunk do you have any spare pots from your joystick ??
There is a man that have a X45 I do talk with him, has to ask for a good prise,, low for that old joystick,,lol
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7 years 3 months ago #8180

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I think I have a iBoard card also if someone is interested.
www.simmeters.com/?category_name=iboard-programmable
It's programmable and can drive leds too. So you can have "gear up" lights

Just need to find where I have put it.

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