Your post, (no tolerance specifications (ie: % accuracy, Wattage, resistance )
Secondly, when choosing my potentiometer, how important are the resistances and voltages? I have decided a wire wound potentiometer is a good choice as they have a long life span and mechanical feel, as well as a using a linear POT. But as far as the resistance and voltage ratings go, I have no idea.
Wire wound pots are higher quality and last longer. If it is equipment that needs accuracy or reliability or both they are a good choice.
Be specific. List details.
Did I answer your question about the pots ?
Just to clarify, there is no other components required within this circuit for the POT?
All other inputs required for the simulator are digital switches, I assume this is as simple as it sounds?
A pot (potentiometer) is a 3-terminal device . No other circuits are required.
I am not sure what you are getting at. Are you saying that this post is going to include a circuit diagram
and other details, or did you just want to know if you should use wire wound pots ?
Have you , or have you not presented a complete summary of your project objective that includes all the hardware and any other details you need (ie: code) ?
Are you now going to introduce switches and code ? Why am I asking these questions ?
The SOP here on the forum is:
1- the poster presents the project objective
2- lists parts involved (and any vendor links necessary for datasheets and specs)
3-posts schematics with component values and specs
4-posts code along with code criteria and objective
5- Explains his experience with electronics and code so we know how to phrase our replies.
Have you done all of the above ? (assuming your question was not the only one)
What we don't want is to be spoon fed a project one component at a time. (because it is a waste of time)