What to do?
Using our friendly less-than-seven-dollar waferboard, I cut, beveled, and sanded it to fit custom into the space my old one used to fill.
Add some selective sanding to smooth it and add an abstract design…
Here it it:
The hard floor is sooo nice to roll on.
Also, unlike what you would expect, the floor isn’t too bad on the bare feet, but YMMV.
So here’s what I got:
The whole thing plugs in via USB and acts like a regular joystick – the four pedals are four different axises on the controller.
And the whole thing is pegged onto a circutboard from a regular controller.
Edit: FYI, the foot pedals I found at a thrift store. After tearing away the unwanted/unneeded parts, they were screwed to a piece ‘o wood. Some buttons were purchased and, after making the appropriate holes, they were also attached.
The use of an existing controller had some disadvantages: the board I used has a hardware dead zone that makes no sense with pedals and makes them pretty much unusable.
This isn’t exactly brand new, but hey, I thought I’d throw it up anyway.
I guess I have an obsession for many motitors and screen space.
What you see:
- Left 2 monitors: laptop and its second head.
- Topmost monitor (on the shelf): tablet laptop.
- Main 4 monitors: 22″ widescreens. Two are connected to a GeForce 8800 GTX (lower) and two are connected to a GeForce 9800 GT. The combined resolution of just these four monitors alone is over 7 million pixels.
- Mouse: Logitech G5: one of the best mouses out there.
- Linksys router: Running DD-WRT this acts as a wireless network bridge to the network upstairs, where the modem is.
- Keyboard/nanoKontrol/nanoPad – Some misc. MIDI devices for a sound project I’ve been working on.
Using Synergy I can control all three computers with one mouse/keyboard.
I do web development for a living. And I don’t have a website.
It’s time I get one.
Here it is.