June 10th, 2004, 11:13 AM
Force feedback flightstick control
Ok, this is a crazy idea, but I have gutted an old microsoft force-feedback flight stick and plan to rig up a device to change the direction of my TIRA-2 so that I can control multiple items around my living room with one remote. I have managed to create force feedback effects with an editor called immersion studio and was wondering if there is any way of using girder to play back the files created by immersion studio using the serial plug-in, or maybe lua script. I have heard of people using python to play these files, but I am not a programmer. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated in this matter.
I'm sure there are simpler solutions to this problem, but wouldn't it be neat to have a robot to control your IR remote? If someone wants one of these files (I can't remember exactly, but I think they may be .IFC files), let me know and I will find a way to get it to you to dissect. they can be used with any force feedback controller. This may be an interesting way to experiment with robotics.