Multiplayer Morons aside, one of the most frustrating things about Sim Racing is having to navigate through menus while driving to adjust settings on the fly. It’s unrealistic, and in games like the F1 Series from Codemasters, more often than not end up with you in the wall.

In today’s video we set about to fix this problem by building our own 32 Function Button Box with Rotary Encoders, so we can easily make adjustments to the car’s settings such as Fuel Trim, Differential, Brake Bias and Energy Recovery System without having to take our eyes off the road!

Thankfully, the guys over at AMSTUDIO have a fantastic DIY guide, which I followed in order to build my own, so today I’m going to take you through the process of building it, setting it all up and putting it to the test to see if it helps.

 

To watch AMSTUDIO’s DIY video, which includes the circuit diagrams and Arduino Sketch File, head over to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7Sc4MJ8RPM

PARTS USED FOR THE BUTTON BOX:
Note: These are the parts I used, available from Jaycar Electronics in Australia. To purchase overseas, you can use the affiliate links provided on AMSTUDIO’s video.
SPST – Single Pole Single Throw
DPDT – Double Pole Double Throw

4 x Mini Centre Off DPDT (I used DPDT as they had sold out of SPST) Momentary Switches (ST0358)

2 x SPST Momentary Toggle Switch (ST0577)

4 x Red Push Button Momentary SPST Switch (SP0657)

4 x Black Push Button Momentary SPST Switch (SP0656)

2 x Silver Push Button Momentary Switch (SP0755)

4 x Pushbutton Rotary Encoder (SR1230)

4 x Brushed Aluminium Knobs (HK7020)

1 x Jiffy Enclosure 197x113x63mm (HB6012)

1 x Kit Wiring Cable Pack 8 Colour 13/0.12mm (WH3025)

1 x Arduino Micro Module – https://goo.gl/XZgo4B

1 x Micro USB Cable (WC7753)

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Gear used in my rig:
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