PC gaming controller


I am creating a gaming controller for PC gaming.

The basic idea is to have a microswitch activation within my DIY controller to be recognized as a control switch input in games like flight simulator or racing games.

I would like to use this unit as a plug and play device. Simpler the better!

In short, how do I do this?

Thanks in advance

Hi Johan,

Depends on how complicated you want to go. Is it enough to just send keystrokes according to button presses? If that’s the case just a HID-compatible microcontroller would be enough:

If you want it to appear as a joystick or gamepad, things get complicated fast. Have a read of the two guides below for an idea of how difficult it’s gonna be to implement this:

Let us know if this sparks more questions!