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Macropad Project Idea: CAD Controller
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Macropad Project Idea: CAD Controller

by ylexot on Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:07 pm

My original idea for the Macropad was to simply use it as a shortcut panel for CAD work. Then I saw this DIY CAD Space Mouse:
https://hackaday.com/2022/01/18/a-diy-c ... lly-build/

Now I'm thinking that I can integrate the Macropad into the Space Mouse design. Of course, I'm a beginner, so I may be biting off more than I can chew.

Obviously, I'll need to rework the CAD. I think I can/need to get rid of the Arduino from the space mouse design and just use the board in the Macropad. But to do that, I'll need the STEMMA breakout board for the joystick, encoder, and button. I won't need the display since the Macropad has one.

Anyone have any other recommendations or see any flaws in my thinking?
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