Interface potentiometers to produce USB keyboard or joystick action!
Use the KEAD6 to interface potentiometers to the computer's USB port. Input from potentiometers can be programmed as joystick axes and/or programmed to generate keystrokes based on the potentiometer's movement.
Each of the six input channels may be individually configured through the use of the included setup utility. When the input is programmed as a joystick axis, it may be assigned as any of 16 standard axis types (X, Rz, Slider, etc.).
If an input is programmed to send keystrokes based on the potentiometer movement, each of the six input channels on the KEAD6 can be divided into a number of programmable divisions ranging from 2 sections up to 32 sections. Each of these sections can be assigned a keystroke which is generated when the potentiometer's signal reaches that section. There is also an additional mode which produces keystrokes when the potentiometer's signal is increasing or decreasing.
Each potentiometer input channel has three screw terminals. One terminal is for the positive connection to the potentiometer, another if for the negative connection to the potentiometer, and the third is for the wiper signal from the potentiometer.
Three joystick buttons may be attached to the header on the KEAD6. These inputs emulate standard joystick buttons from the user's switches.
The KEAD6 is programmed through the USB port of the computer using the programming application included with the unit. Once programmed, the configuration is stored on the KEAD6 in non-volatile memory.
All power for the KEAD6 is taken from the computer USB port, no external power source is required.
Please contact us for special project requirements not found on the standard KEAD6. A customized KEAD6 can be ready for shipment in less than one week in most cases!
KE-USBMM6 - A Male/Male Type A to Type B USB cable to connect from the KEAD6 to the USB port on the computer. Length = 6 feet.
*MTA100-4-12 – A Female 4 wire cable harness that attaches to the KEAD6 joystick button header, providing 12 inches of loose wire for each input pin. Length = 12 inches.
*Custom lengths up to 10 feet are available. Please contact us for pricing!