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"Console" Design

Discussion in 'Electronic Projects Design/Ideas/Reviews' started by chickens1127, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. chickens1127

    chickens1127 New Member

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    Hello,

    I am designing a PC console, so basically I'm building a gamepad with one or two push buttons. Basically, a wire goes from the gamepad to the "console", and a USB cable will go into the PC and you will run the game from your PC.

    My question is, how do I turn the, let's say 3V or 9V, released by the press of a push button, into turning that into a right and left mouse click. Do I just need to wire up the wires from the button to the USB cable, or will that burn out my computer, or do I somehow have to mod a corded mouse. If possible no microcontroller. Or would it be easier to get an infared LED and reciever? Help me out! Thanks
     
  2. Hero999

    Hero999 Banned

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    Why not simply buy a game pad?

    Although, I haven't looked, I'm sure you can get USB game pads nowadays.

    Using USB isn't as simple as you've described, it's much more complicated than that.
     
  3. jewdai

    jewdai New Member

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    USB Interface

    You cannot simply turn it on and off. You need to understand the USB interface before you can use it.

    most likely you will have switches that attach to a microProcessor and then that will communicate with your PC, or you will use an FPGA to do the same thing.

    it would take you hundreds of hours to build it. You would be better off buying one at the store, its cheaper.
     

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