It wasn’t too hard to setup either, I just followed Bill Porter’s guide, as well as this post, which explicitly stated which wires went where. This seems like it would be a good simple connection to support on a controller, I just need to compare it to the wiimote / nunchuck. A nunchuck only has 1 joystick and 2 buttons and an accelerometer, whereas this has 2 joysticks and 8 analog buttons with 8 digital (2 in joysticks). The analog button itself may be a input button, I’m not sure.
My idea with the controller, is since it will be pretty small, I can either clip it to my belt or hang it from my neck, using the controller to control the RC thing, without needing to look at the LCD (I got 5 3.3V 4×20 LCD’s today as well). With the nunchuck, I could use the accelerometer to adjust trim, whereas I’d use the actual thumbstick for steering.
Yesterday I spent some time to reorganize my desk and now I am much happier with it. I added a shelf to the side to provide more storage and equipment placement (power supply + oscilloscope ). I’ll have 1 or 2 laptops there, and a spare monitor to use it if needed. Synergy will be used so only 1 mouse and keyboard needed for the most part (login seems problematic). I think it is a good practice to maintain your tools, and a computer desk is a workbench, so if you can improve your work area, it can make you more productive and focused. At least I think so 😛 Next thing to play with will be the RFM12B modules, or perhaps the 3.3V LCD’s. Oh and I need to continue working on the VDay card and getting it ready for release 🙂