I am looking to create a custom control panel for my desk using a combanation of arduino and a fwe MCP3008 ADCs. The ADCs have 8 analog inputs each and only require 1 unique pin on the arduino each so i can have about 10-15 of these chips for a single arduino (80 - 120 inputs). each input will be connected to a button or axis device.
I am looking for a way to add custom buttons from arduino into windows. Example, on xbox there are A, B, X, Y, Lt, RT, LB, RB, Start, Back, LY axis, LX axis, Ls, Ry axis, Rx axis and Rs. on my x52 there are about 30 buttons with names that start with X52***. Im looking for a way to do the same as that but without takeing space from any device i currently own.
example: ADC1 ch0 button would register in windows as ADAA and ADC5 ch3 could be ADEC (AD prefix, chip E channel C)
has anyone tried this. i dont want to simply use the keyboard keys as i dont like them overrightig for different games and such.
Note: although i concider this an arduino project it might be something i have to program in windows. I can program in python but c and c++ i find a little difficult for windows applications so would prefer not to use them.