Concept and circuit design.
First case version. Real simple case to gauge a feel for the controller.
Changes made in the case design and the location of gimbals & buttons.
Added the potentiometer dials.
Internal view of the first wiring and board design.
Just a closer view of the prototype wiring.
Another view of the A/D circuit.
First batch of boards designed.
Main Controller. Button Cluster Board.
Gimbal Boards. Test toggle switch boards.
Bottom Case Deck with spacers installed.
Electronics tray. Made from Delrin to help with wire organization and allow some extra space for add on sensors/circuits.
Top veiw with the Electronics tray added.
Another view of the Electronics tray.
Spacers added for the Top deck.
Main controller board. Parallax Propeller powered, a Micro SD card slot, LCD pins, & programming headers.
XBee installed on the Main controller board.
Hooked up the gimbals and all wired into the Main Controller.
Top view. Each Gimbal has a A/D on the bottom of the board.
LCD installed and hooked up.
The Electronics tray organizes/hides the wiring.
Runs on a LiPo 2S 500mAh battery. A 9V battery will work and fit as well.
The unit draws around 12mA.
Top Case Deck. Toggle switches added to the controller.
Button Cluster all assembled. It has 2 A/D's one for the buttons and the other is used for the toggle inputs.
Quick wiring job to make sure everything works.
The final unit will have a wiring harness. Makes assembly and modding a lot simpler.
Unit put all together.
Powered on with a simple brushed look.
Black anodized unit.
A couple of different angle views.
All hardware is Stainless Steel and the potentiometer dials are aluminum.