So, This will be a bit long winded, but I really am wanting to make some unique controller for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator that just came out, but I have zero experience with these boards, but I have a great aptitude for these things and learn quickly. I want to be clear I am not asking for someone to do this work for me, but my lack of terminology is making it difficult for me to find appropriate info on this subject. Se here it goes...
I am wanting to make an array of Switches: Momentary and Toggle, Dials: Min/max style as an analog digital output (Values from 0 to 100) and Free turn dials that just add or remove values for things like radios and frequencies, Illuminated Push Buttons or Indicators, and axis input (like x y and z on an axis for the New Microsoft Flight simulator. I see plenty of controller making guides online, but they mimic key presses for a Keyboard. What I am wanting to do is have the device recognize as an actual controller so you can map the controls as a controller.
Is this way too difficult to do? I am looking at maybe 50-70 inputs, and am willing to use multiple boards to achieve this. My mechanical aptitude to wire this is not my issue, mostly my ability to code it. If someone can please link me to appropriate literature to achieve this it would be greatly appreciated. Also, I would love to give out my final schematics and code when I finish it so others may make this same thing, as custom button panels for flight sims run in the 100's and any way I can make this kind of project achievable to people like me is always great!
Thank you in advance.