I am a new member and request help as to both feasibility and solutions. I am inexperienced in electronics, but keen to learn.
PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To interface a home made switchbox (6 ON-OFF toggles) with DCS, a flight simulation programme. There is a freeware program ("Helios") which can facilitate this, allowing physical switch-changes to activate virtual switches in the Simulator.
PROGRESS TO DATE: Switchbox built and UNO ( USB connection, COM3) wired in using a Breadboard. All checked with multimeter.
PROBLEMS: I can't get Helios to recognise my UNO, and it seems to be an UNO problem because,
1.) When connected UNO shows an orange and a green light. neither of which flashes and,
2.)The dropdown selections in Helios (which allow me to specify the UNO as the "EOS Device" are non-responsive.
3.) I have also tried using another freeware program to facilitate the interface (DCS-BIOS), with similar results (I.e. non recognition of the UNO.)
I hope I have chosen the right forum for this subject.
I will appreciate any help available.