Steering wheel , which arduino

Hello,
today i received my arduino nano v3.0 and i think i already screwed up :frowning: ,
i wanted to make simple steering wheel for games , with 1 potentiometer (10k)
but with searching on internet i found out that NANO cant be used as joystick or controller as steering wheel, so is it true ? can nano be used like joystick or not, and if not which one should i get to make steering wheel

thank you

Any one with the "native USB". A Micro, Leonardo, Due or Teensy will do it. I find the Teensy libraries are the best and they actually do work on the other processors.

so its true that nano cant be used as steering wheel?

Well, there's no such thing as "impossible" but you are a thousand times closer to your goal if you start from a Arduino Micro.

cr0wl:
so its true that nano cant be used as steering wheel?

Where did you read that? You can hook up a pot to darn near anything… And if your game just needs that pot’s input, then… I think you may be leaving out a lot that would make this make more sense?
You might also want to re-read the article to determine what context such an obtuse assertion was made. I wouldn’t mind reading it as well…

P.S. I swear I had, and still have, this image in my head of a helmeted gamer holding onto a Nano3 board with a NASCAR driver’s death grip furiously turning it hand-over-hand, Duponts flying off in all directions… :slight_smile:

Making the Nano act as a HID USB device may be possible but there’s many other Arduino variants which do this with almost no programming at all.

Using some method other than HID USB is also going to be much more problematic. The OP did say “for games” without specifying that they’re PC games, but that’s my assumption.

I wanted to use it for Euro Truck Simulator 2, DIRT ... and those... I just wanted to connect potentiometer and steer with it, nothing more nothing less but it looks that its impossible to make input for that, or it requires big knowlege with arduino which is yet beyond my abilities.

MorganS: Making the Nano act as a HID USB device may be possible but there's many other Arduino variants which do this with almost no programming at all.

As far as I know, the Nano can't be programmed as a USB HID device. It has a single-purpose FTDI USB-to-Serial chip, so you can't flash custom firmware to the USB interface chip (like you could on an Uno's ATmega16U2).

I'd recommend a Teensy.

Pieter

cr0wl: I wanted to use it for Euro Truck Simulator 2, DIRT ... and those... I just wanted to connect potentiometer and steer with it, nothing more nothing less but it looks that its impossible to make input for that, or it requires big knowlege with arduino which is yet beyond my abilities.

OK, games. Which platform? It might be important if it's an Xbox or something different.

This should be easy with a Teensy.

PC ofcourse well i cant find teensy any near me, but i found arduino PRO-MICRO , so would that one work?

You probably mean Sparkfun Pro Micro, not Arduino Pro Micro, but yes, it should work.
Or did you mean Arduino Pro Mini? Then no.

Pieter

They sent me this picture http://imgur.com/a/3ybKh

That's a Chinese clone of the Sparkfun Pro Micro. Arduino never made an official blue Pro Micro.

Should still work though.

cr0wl: well i cant find teensy any near me

IIRC, they ship worldwide.

Pieter

Oh didnt know that anyway thank you very much :)