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HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by matt » May 25th, 2010, 3:02 am

Im thinking about making my own Enttec Wing. Dont feel like shelling out the cash for one.

any ideas?
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by dmxlighting » May 25th, 2010, 7:37 pm

Good luck!

Why not just buy a BCF2000 instead.
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by stuv » May 31st, 2010, 12:36 pm

matt wrote:Im thinking about making my own Enttec Wing. Dont feel like shelling out the cash for one.

any ideas?
I believe you may be a little over your head on this one. Especially to re-create the Ethernet support.

I agree that a BCF is a far better option in terms of ease and price.

Otherwise if you were to build your own controller I would recommend MIDI Interface rather than the Ethernet/Art-net interface of the ENTTEC Wings.

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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by matt » June 5th, 2010, 3:19 am

I was thinking of USB instead of Ethernet.

They make a Arcade Controll usb Retrofit adapter. Emulates keyboard keys!
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by remco_k » June 5th, 2010, 8:38 am

I'd suggest to have a look at midi like stuv says.

With a keyboard interface you can't make yourself any fader. Then I ask myself: why all the trouble and not just buy an USB keyboard?
Next to that any keyboard interface has this problem when you try to press multiple keys. Depending on the type of hardware and what keys you press, pressing several keys at the same time may not work. Also the application you are controlling (like FreeStyler) needs to having the focus in windows for being able to receive the key presses.
If not, it doesn't work.

With midi you don't have al of this problems. And also for midi there are small ready made electronics, I believe.

Then, when I look at equipment like the Korg Nanokontrol and its really low price, I'd say: you almost can't create anything like that yourself for that amount of money.
But if you really want to (because you just want to :) ), I'd suggest to use the nanokontrol (this has a midi interface), open it up and use the electronics and buttons and faders for your own project.
Or just buy the nanokontrol and use that. :mrgreen:
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by matt » June 5th, 2010, 4:27 pm

I will have to check that out.

How well dose it work with FS?
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by remco_k » June 6th, 2010, 8:38 am

matt wrote:I will have to check that out.

How well dose it work with FS?
Me and some other users on this forum use it. Works like one expects.
Although its a cheap peace of equipment, so don't expect it to last a year of daily use and abuse. ;)
But it does its job perfectly.
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Re: HomeMade Enttec Wing

Post by dmxlighting » June 6th, 2010, 11:24 am

matt wrote:I was thinking of USB instead of Ethernet.

They make a Arcade Controll usb Retrofit adapter. Emulates keyboard keys!
I have something like this. I used it to make an overide button control panel which I use with my bcf2000 (midi controller)

There is a post on here with a link to where I bought the board from... Oh its here - http://www.ultimarc.com/ipac1.html
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