FreeBSD as USB joystick

Kirk Strauser kirk at
Fri May 22 17:50:34 UTC 2009

On Friday 22 May 2009 11:07:34 am Sebastiaan van Erk wrote:

> Ok, that's a clear answer. Are there any alternatives? For example a PCI
> expansion card that does USB device mode and is programmable? Might be
> difficult to get working under FreeBSD though maybe?

You might look at getting an Arduino board ($30 or so) with built-in USB and 
enough RAM to hold your controller software.  Write your joystick emulator to 
run on the Arduino, and control *that* via your FreeBSD system's parallel port 
(if you still have one).  Just a thought.

- Kirk

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