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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1 Any Treker Techies out there?
02-11-2010, 09:41 AM
Any Treker Techies out there.

Im playing with the Idea of making a custom console for playing STO on.

Am I the only one who thinks it might be fun to build a custom input device made to look like something from TOS or even the LCARS touch screens from Next Gen? How about a Klingon command Console. Might be fun if Nerdy in the corner of our back bedroom.

The easiest and cheapest way, I think, would be to use a keyboard controller and map the matrix and just add a lot of momentary switches what would coincide with STOs mapped key bindings. You could make something out of TOs fairly easily.

I ripped apart several old keyboards and mice and looking at the MAME* how-tos and started collecting screen shots and looking at momentary switches from electronic supply stores.

Of course a custom LCARS interface based on a HP touch screen flat panel monitor would also be pretty cool.

Is anyone already doing this? I would like to hear from you or post your Ideas and thoughts in this thread.


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