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- burauzaaParticipant03/31/2016 at 04:20Post count: 8burauzaaParticipant03/11/2016 at 16:22Post count: 8
Yup, that’s what I was going to say. I’m running 8 illuminated buttons and an illuminated joystick from my Pi’s GPIO pins with no issues. LEDs are the only way to go unless you’re using a 12v power supply and taking 5v off it to power the Pi separately.burauzaaParticipant03/11/2016 at 12:02Post count: 8
I started out wanting to retrofit an existing stick, but then scrapped that idea and just used the hardware in a wooden case.
I’m getting the power from the Neutrik USB port next to the HDMI on top of the case. It’s USB B on the outside and USB A on the inside. I then have a short USB A to Micro USB cable on the inside giving power to the pi.
I made a board on the inside that has all the button connectors from the original stick mounted on some breadboard and then uses a ribbon cable to connect to the GPIO pins on the pi. All the buttons have four wires because of the LEDs so keeping the existing connectors was easiest.burauzaaParticipant03/09/2016 at 17:33Post count: 8
Since I made this I’ve added a WIFI dongle to the Pi so I can send files to it and update without having to mess around with USB or ethernet.
I’ll probably put a Pi3 in there too when I can find one. Does anyone know if I can upgrade the current install and just put that SD card into the Pi3 or do I have to use a fresh install? Configuring the buttons in pifba is a real pain!