My 2nd meter came in today and happily works as expected. It’s awesome to see both working in tandem displaying the correct information. There is a minor issue with the new meter however… when the needle is near the middle of the guage it contacts the inside plastic. Fixing it should be straightforward. Nothing else to report yet, won’t be doing any panel work today. The only other items left to arrive for now are my torpedo launch buttons and the safety cover for them. I do have 2 “tools” on the way but aren’t directly related to this build. I will do a write up when they arrive.
Well one of them has anyway, 2 days ahead of schedule! I rushed into work with arduino in hand to test it with a coworker. (I get most of my items shipped to my workplace)
I am pleased to report it works natively with my code without any modification. In this video you can see it represent my total available ship power. The only small issue is that the needle isn’t perfectly smooth in its motion. this can be explained by me using rounded integers as a PWM value. this may be fixed by substituting my custom made math formula in favor using the map() function I mentioned in my previous post… but tbh i’m just nitpicking.
I also started drafting up some console designs this morning. I would love for all the panels to be nice and close and within arms reach, mimicking the feel of a somewhat bulkier fighter jet cockpit…. I foresee a lot of complicated cutting angles in my future! More to report on that later. I cant wait tor my second meter to arrive and have them both runing in tandem. I’ll also have to start looking into taking them apart and making a custom meter faceplate, fun stuff ahead!