As I mentioned in the previous post, I am thinking along the lines of my previous post, to instead of a GP board, build a board that is specific for this remote... But again before I go much farther, it would be good to get input on what we would like:
a) What type of display? Is Touch worth it? If not, OLED? Or the one that RobotDude/Devon wanted to use or something cheaper like the original.
b) Keypad? Gives tactile feedback, if so I would like to stick with the 16 bit keypad.
c) Sliders and or Knobs? Preference on location.
d) Other toggle switches?
e) Other inputs? 2 or 3 d accel?
I am open for options, especially from those who have used setups like this and or advanced RC...
If we can come up with a standard, maybe someone can make nice front plates and other case parts. Goal would be to make it easy for one most people with limited soldering skills.
The other thing I was playing with an all in one type of control like the Arbotix Commander, but with more stuff... The beginnings of this are shown below:
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What I was trying to do was to emulate the controls of a PS2, that has XBee. The top switches are right angle double switches... Also shown with a small LCD display (Sparkfun 8x2)... Then would just need simple handles like the Arbotix ones...