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by osterac
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

with the grip sensor overridden sometimes the stick can thrash around fairly violently and could damage itself if one is careless. It's true! I was sending several commands at once to the stick with the sensors blocked to demonstrate its capabilities and it would have shook itself off the desk if I...
by osterac
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Yes, I understood what you were saying, and anyway I did swab the axes sensor while I had the stick open. I believe the axes sensor is clean, as the signal is clean and smooth when I move the stick without blocking the grip sensor, or when I disconnect FFB power entirely. However, when I turn on ff...
by osterac
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

By jittering, I don't mean the shaking from FFB. Even when completely centered, holding the stick steady, no forces. There seems to be noise on all the axes, including throttle and twist, when I cover the photosensor. Take my fingers off the photosensor, and everything quiets down. This happens eve...
by osterac
Sat Feb 13, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

The trigger switch is different, and I wasn't able to replace it yet. ... I noticed that axes have some jittering with FFB on. It's noticeable when you alternately cover/uncover the IR sensor on the grip. Could this be a wiring issue, interference perhaps? You might try some contact cleaner on the ...
by osterac
Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Does your Teensy blink rapidly during normal use? Mine blinks quickly, but I don't know if that's normal, or a sign that something is off. The light on my Teensy only blinks when force feedback commands are being sent to the stick. I use a program called Forcetest to send test commands (FYI - you h...
by osterac
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Thanks Ace, all working now. By the way, I don't think I ever showed you guys my finished adapter. http://www.descentbb.net/download/file.php?mode=view&id=458&sid=f810f6e5642b71ad6150a6de41e01420 http://www.descentbb.net/download/file.php?mode=view&id=459&sid=f810f6e5642b71ad6150a6de41e01420 http://...
by osterac
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Okay so it's been a little while so I'm sorry if this has already been covered but I'm trying to get my sidewinder FFB wheel working with the prototype wheel firmware. If there's no force feedback I'm okay with that. Does the teensy need to wired differently? I have it wired for the FFB pro joystick...
by osterac
Mon Dec 09, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Interesting thread, the author says he has captured the USB descriptor of a Sidwinder FFB wheel himself, wonder if he still has the data. Later on in the thread someone posted this: janus@Gigabob:22:48:13$ sudo lsusb -vv -s 3:3 [sudo] password for janus: Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:0034 Microsoft Co...
by osterac
Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

I'm wondering if you'd post a photo of the pins on the DA-15 plug for the FFB Wheel. I've never been able to find a pinout description of that controller, and I'm wondering if my modded board design would already support it (electrically, anyway). Thanks. I've attached a photo of the connector. Let...
by osterac
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Thanks, Grendel :)
by osterac
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

http://www.descentbb.net/download/file.php?mode=view&id=396&sid=6b0e07f84cefcfb8a4f55a88ca9948e4 Seems like you have the legs of this capacitor connected (shorted) to each other, and nothing connected to the other side. From the diagram on the google code page, it looks like you're supposed to conn...
by osterac
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

With the test program, I think the LED did a similar thing for me too. My friend has the joystick right now so I can't check for sure. Check what the LED does during a game too. It could be (guessing here, I'm no expert) that the teensy is getting the signal from the PC to send FFB events, but the c...
by osterac
Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

BlueMoon, what game did you try? Also, there's a light on the teensy that should blink whenever force feedback effects are being sent to the joystick. Was it blinking? To test force feedback I use this program: Force Test Check one of the boxes for an effect, and make sure your hand is on the joysti...
by osterac
Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Just got the whole thing working last night. Very cool! It works beautifully. I still have the Sidewinder Force Feedback Wheel if anyone wants me to do tests on it, I don't know if there is still a future plan to add support for it.
by osterac
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:56 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Hmm, things just got a little more complicated....
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by osterac
Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro
Replies: 269
Views: 105363

Re: Reverse Engineering the Force Feedback Pro

Hi! Just finished making my own adapter on my breadboard. I'm making it for a friend, and he's the one who has the Sidewinder. The only thing I have to test it on at this point is a Sidewinder 3D Pro Plus, which showed up as a joystick, but not a working one - not really surprising, it's not a unive...