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"D" -Pad Workio just like Magic (Will Merlin stay or Go)

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The "D"  pad (aka directional pad NSEW ) is now operational.

Here it is being tested in the Blender Game engine, practising my turbo jumping.


PS4 Single Handed Joystick Digitals 4,5,6,7,10 - Analog's Lx,Ly,Rx,Ry Workio

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Mounted the DIgital Switches permanently with epoxy resin so no turing back now.

The Top Joystick is also operational, the blue carriage can be rotated so the user can adjust for optimal comfort.

ToDo List :-

(1) Top "D-Pad"  (awaiting tactile switches)

(2) Four Game buttons (aka Square/Circle/Triangle/Cross using conductive switches)


Menu Workio ! (re-edit :-p )

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Custom Joystick for people who have use of only one hand.

edit :- (Gareth :-)

This is the first integrated working part of the controller aka "The Menu System" that enables the basic housekeeping of the Playstation 4.

MRL is helping a great deal for debugging using the Joystick service.


L1 trigger design Workio (Hori controller), InMoov Finger sensor possibilities

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Workio - First "Live" testing of the top trigger finger mech.

The concept "Hori" uses is so simple and would make a great finger pressure sensor for InMoov.


Hori aka PS4 Joystick Mappings (I have a question)

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This is part of my PS4 Single handed Joystick controller.

(not for confusion - the above graphic of Hori controller is not on the MRL Joystick service, its a paint mash for my reference).

These are the mappings I have traced prior to desoldering the main board (just to keep a track of directions when shoehorned into the new system).

I have a Question :-

There are 5 buttons that do not show up on the MRL mappings.


PS4 Single Handed Joystick

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I have had a request to make a custom PS4 Left handed Joystick for a person who is recovering from a "Stroke", thought it would be interesting reference.

Above is just a first a first bite of the cherry, subject to many/many changes.


"1984 Nixie Time"

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Needed an additional clock for my 2nd fallout shelter, electronics are now operational.


Current Iteration :-
 

[1] ESP32

[2] Batch of New Old Stock Cold War Nixies.


SDR (Software Defined Radio)

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Software defined radio (aka SDR), is a way of automating tuning into Audio/Digital radio receptions.

I am using a very simple (un-nervingly sensitive) USB dongle type RTL-SDR.COM

(cost inclusive antenna & mount was < £25).


ESP32 > Air Trafic Control Plane Tracking using OpenSkyNetwork API

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Here is an early look at a system I am putting together to prewarm me of any special/unusual aircraft that will be flying in my locality.

The system uses a few different protocols via the OpenSkyNetwork.


EPS32 "Life is Life" (Conways Life)

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Here is a test of a flexible P4 RGB LED 64x32 matrix screen.

My trusty "Conway's Life" program was used as the test culprit along with a variant of the

adafruits P3 matrix driver Library  (arduino/mega/etcetc)

ESP32 P3/P4 matrix driver Library