As a novice, I would like to create a small breadboard with 5 items on it. 3 toggle buttons, and two constant spin (ie. no stop at 360 degrees) knobs.
Is then like the bottoms to send what ever key stroke (single key pee click) to the pc as if it was from a keyboard (maybe even a shift+key?)
And the knobs send keystrokes too. On each “click” as I don’t want smooth knobs. Ones that kinda of click per degree. Not sure how to explain that.
It’s for Flight Simulator. Doing it with a mouse, from distance, with small buttons is challenging. And twisting knobs with the mouse in bumpy conditions is even worse.
So planning on using my Nana, connected to a USB port for Power and signal.
Can anyone guide me in the right direction? Would I need 3rd party software to convert signals to keystrokes on the pc?
I think there is a keyboard library - but from what I read, it takes over your keyboard. That is, once the Arduino is connected and listening - the main keyboard no longer functions. Is that a misunderstanding? I need both to be operational.
I’m guessing something like this as it has “positions”. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rotary-Encoder-Module-Arduino-Compatible/232624628710?hash=item36298223e6:g:JIIAAOSwg31aVFVW