Posted 3 months ago
Zwift Keypad and Media Controller
Zwift is great, but on the PC version, I hate having to use the mouse and keyboard, or getting out my phone for changing settings, power-ups etc. Solution: Take apart a PlayStation gamepad and wire all the buttons to bigger buttons in a box. With a couple of thousand lines of code, all the buttons are mapped to control different Zwift functions. It can also control the mouse and send pre-written messages on Zwift, so you never need to type a message when you get dropped. I then got really bored in lockdown and added a switch so you can select seamlessly between controlling Zwift and Kodi Media Player. Then I got even more bored and added an Android emulator to display the companion app map on a computer monitor at the top. I might ride my bike now... Oh, I forgot to say, it is all powered through an uninteruptable power supply, so it all keeps working for 20 minutes if I have a power cut.