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Old 15-11-2011, 02:16 PM
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Wireless Gamepad control - what to get?

With the imminent arrival of my USB2EQ5 cable and the EQMod taking affect it seems the next bit of kit to get is a wireless gamepad.

Just wondering what I need in terms of a usb dongle to make it all happen.

Can anyone advise? Are we just talking bluetooth dongle and wireless gamepad off e-bay?

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Old 15-11-2011, 02:46 PM
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Dont buy anything yet Niko.
I have a wireless gamepad here that you can use.
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Old 15-11-2011, 03:01 PM
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thanks Mill.

Rally has also suggested maybe I might be better suited to a wireless number pad as I'm noit much of a gamer and tend to get a nose bleed when trying to use those gamepads.

I'll check it out in a little over a week - cheers martin

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Old 15-11-2011, 04:10 PM
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I use the logitech wireless rumblepad 2 it has not skipped a beat ever. works from a long way away too! it makes it a whole lot easier when you have to do gymnastics to get under and look thought the finder scope as you just put your hand in the right spot and then.. where ever you are comfortable.!

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Old 15-11-2011, 04:48 PM
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"it makes it a whole lot easier when you have to do gymnastics to get under and look thought the finder scope as you just put your hand in the right spot and then.. where ever you are comfortable.!"

huh?
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Old 15-11-2011, 05:29 PM
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That statement just came out a bit wrong i think
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Old 15-11-2011, 05:41 PM
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Old 16-11-2011, 08:01 AM
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even without the double entendre I'm still not sure I get what you mean Brendan
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Old 16-11-2011, 08:30 AM
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Does the XBOX360 wireless dongle for PC work okay? I have one of those sitting on the shelf.
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Old 16-11-2011, 11:41 AM
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Best way is to try it before deciding the next direction. I have a Logitec Rumble pad myself and is working fine.

Personally I don't like the layout and am considering modifying it to a regular box type shape. I may even place it on a strap to my wrist. I am not much of a gamer either and find it not natural when using a single hand to operate the controller.
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Old 16-11-2011, 01:32 PM
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Well newtonians just put the finder scope at some really difficult places to get to and at times i find myself leaning over with one hand on the mount housning and the other arm out for balance, I place the controller in one hand with my fingers on the right buttons then get up into position. The wireless feature is invaluble for this!

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Old 16-11-2011, 01:37 PM
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Maybe something like this would be better for single hand use.
http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4..._for_Notebooks
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Old 16-11-2011, 02:19 PM
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Peter - that was what I was thinking - shop around though, I've seen them for $19 and free postage

Brendan - thanks - you've put my mind at rest
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Maybe something like this would be better for single hand use.
http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4..._for_Notebooks
Will it work, because I have one of these, didn't think it would work though so I went and bought a regular gamepad. Might give it a go when I finished my exams.
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I think that would be far worse because you actually have to look at the numbers. where as the game pad has 4 directional buttons 4 action buttons. 4 directional is left right up down, the 4 action buttons are the slew speeds. I set a button for abort slew which shuts the whole mount down if something goes skew. you can feel the game pad out further I havn't actually had any issues using it one handed and to be honest thats normally how I use it.
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Old 17-11-2011, 11:06 AM
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I never have to look at the buttons when using a numeric keypad, and the '5' key is usually dimpled so you can tell where you are by touch. But I know what you mean about game controllers having well delineated button placement.

A Wiimote would probably work really well, uses bluetooth, is designed to fit in the hand and had well defined button placement, as you can see here:


http://www.wiiprojects.org/Bluetooth/WiiMote.gif


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnmkygmGNiM
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What im saying though isn't so much to do with the direction its the 4 buttons for speed of slew that is the ducks behind dingly bits. because i can just hit from 1-4 and it goes from really fine adjustments to full speed very quickly. I think you may find that hard on a wiimote. not saying it cant be done but yeah i like my little game pad it works very well.
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Old 17-11-2011, 03:10 PM
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My one is call 'Thrustmaster' - pick it up from the bargain bin at Carrefour in Geneva if I remember correctly....I've put little labels on all the buttons to help remember what they do.

Just about anything works - I even hooked up a 'Guitar Hero' USB guitar and it worked - just doesn't have enough buttons to be practical. Looks good though.

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I wonder whether the variable trigger Underneath where your index finger sits) could be made to adjust the slew rate?

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What im saying though isn't so much to do with the direction its the 4 buttons for speed of slew that is the ducks behind dingly bits. because i can just hit from 1-4 and it goes from really fine adjustments to full speed very quickly. I think you may find that hard on a wiimote. not saying it cant be done but yeah i like my little game pad it works very well.
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Old 19-11-2011, 07:52 AM
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For the EQ6Pro, I've use for a long period without problem the wireless Logitech rumble game pad. I've below images to show how night time use is improved by a white pen.

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