FreeBSD as USB joystick

Warren Block wblock at
Fri May 22 18:05:59 UTC 2009

On Fri, 22 May 2009, Kirk Strauser wrote:

> 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.

Seems like it'd be less work to have the FreeBSD system close the 
switches of a real USB joystick.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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