Connecting Racing Wheel to REXYGEN



  • Hello, what is the best way of connecting some Racing Wheel (for example Thrustmaster Ferrari Racing Wheel Red Legend Edition or similar) to REXYGEN to get information about pedal positions and steering angle? These gaming devices usually use USB and their own drivers. Also, there would probably be different ways of integration under Windows compared to Raspbian.I suppose there would be the necessity of existence of drivers for particular operating system. Maybe using EPC block might be one of the ways (but it would still need drivers I think).



  • @stepan-ozana said in Connecting Racing Wheel to REXYGEN:

    Hello, what is the best way of connecting some Racing Wheel (for example Thrustmaster Ferrari Racing Wheel Red Legend Edition or similar) to REXYGEN to get information about pedal positions and steering angle? These gaming devices usually use USB and their own drivers. Also, there would probably be different ways of integration under Windows compared to Raspbian.I suppose there would be the necessity of existence of drivers for particular operating system. Maybe using EPC block might be one of the ways (but it would still need drivers I think).

    Replying to myself 🙂
    It seems that the best idea is to replace the current board with a new one containing our own electronic circuit providing physical signals from the device (IRC, DI,...) and connect these signals to some I/O such as Arduino. This would work easily both under Windows or Raspbian, using REXDuino.



  • @stepan-ozana said in Connecting Racing Wheel to REXYGEN:

    It seems that the best idea is to replace the current board with a new one...

    Not sure if I understand. You did not mention any board in your original post.

    @stepan-ozana said in Connecting Racing Wheel to REXYGEN:

    It seems that the best idea is to replace the current board with a new one containing our own electronic circuit providing physical signals from the device (IRC, DI,...) and connect these signals to some I/O such as Arduino. This would work easily both under Windows or Raspbian, using REXDuino.

    Again I'm a little bit lost here. How are encoders and digital inputs related to a USB racing wheel mentioned in your original post? Are you planning to throw away the internal board inside the racing wheel and use only the sensors from the racing wheel?

    Please clarify.

    Regards,
    Jaroslav



  • There was an inner original circuit board as embedded part of the racing wheel. It was supposed to be connected by USB to PC wit Windows via supplied drivers. We disassembled the racing wheel and remove the entire electronics.Then we connected physical signals from the wheel and pedals to Arduino which is exactly what we wanted to achieve. It can be operated by REXYGEN both in Windows and Linux targets. It will serve as manual controller for physical model of set of vehicle and connected trailers on which reversing control algorithms and trajectory planning prblems will be tested.



  • Thanks for the explanation, now I understand. Nice solution.

    Jaroslav