Managed/Selected Speed on MAX7219 7-segment display with SimVim

As promised, here’s me showing off a little, haha! I managed to convince the SimVim and MAX7219 7-segment display driver to switch between an actual speed value and the three dashes (plus one LED) to indicate the managed or selected mode on the A320 FCU. Continue reading Managed/Selected Speed on MAX7219 7-segment display with SimVim

A new start. SimVim to the rescue.

MobiFlight is a great piece of software, no doubt about it. In a way, finding it made me wonder whether or not I might have a chance at building my own A320 cockpit. At that time, I read a lot about all those specialised interface boards, and complicated hardware/software setups that I really felt like MobiFlight is a godsend.  Continue reading A new start. SimVim to the rescue.

Simple trick to create three-state toggle switches for the overhead panel

Apart from the Korry-like push buttons there are some toggle switches on the overhead panel, too. Not many but some of them are three-state. For example the landing lights have On – Off – Retract states, the strobe lights have On – Auto – Off states, etc. So I headed over on the usual online places and found out those three state toggle switches are so insanely expensive! It got me thinking… Continue reading Simple trick to create three-state toggle switches for the overhead panel

Making Korry-like Overhead Panel Switches, Part 1 – Revised Design

So I’ve placed orders for all the LEDs this morning. Expecting them to arrive in about three weeks. They’re coming all the way from China so I do hope they won’t get lost on the way. Still, it’s hard to opt for local dealer when you can spend less than 15 euros for all 400 of the LEDs, and the P&P is free. Unless you’re pressed for time (or hate long waits), of course. Continue reading Making Korry-like Overhead Panel Switches, Part 1 – Revised Design