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electrical swtiches to usb

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well basically i want to build a game controller by my self (i know this might seam really retarded)

anyways back to the thread
essentially i want to buy about 28 electrical switches (each controllers a specific button in the game)
this is the model i want http://search.digikey.com/us/en/products/CLS-RR11A125500B/67-1906-ND/701298

now all i need to figure out is how to make the switches recognizable via usb,

is there some nifty usb controller board i can buy or is there a program i can do this in

any help appreciated

also it also should be able to recognize that it is in the on or off position, not just recognize it as a button, example if switch 1 is on at the start of the game, then button 1 on the computer should automatically switch to the on position and no just stay in the off because that is the default starting position.
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Why would you want to use a rocker switch? You'd have to move it back everytime....

What you want, and what controllers use, is a momentary switch.

To connect it to USB you'll need to start by looking at USB interfaces, like FTDI.
    
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well i know what controllers use, i prefer rockers for my specific purposes, because i want to know weather it is on or off


i still dont see how ftdi can be applied?
Edited by BadAssClocker - 1/9/12 at 2:31pm
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