@TheBigBobo86, I do have a Thingiverse profile, but I haven’t put this up there… I guess I prolly should though so I’ll get to that soon! I originally released it on my Discord server for my Twitch followers… thought more people could benefit so here we are.
My Thingiverse Profile
@RogueSquare1024, thank you very much! Don’t forget, its an easy process with the Teensy board and even buying extra switches and everything, it only cost me approximately $80 USD. And if you don’t have access to a 3D printer for the face plates, you can use lexan or even wood just as easily.
@j9murphy, I did something similar for my personal 3D printed business cards with a resin printer where I filled in a QR code on a large coin-sized logo similar to my profile picture. I used nail polish for it actually! Also, had good experience with a simple sharpie and coloring raised lettering; both with a resin printer and FDM.
I think you may find FDM prints hard to get the lettering down to the desired size AND keep the part flat… You’ll most likely have to print vertical, or at least at an angle. An idea I may play with is print the bulk of the panel with the FDM for speed and size, then come back and print inserts using a resin printer where the text needs to go… That or resize the whole thing to be printed in resin instead… Feel free to PM me or something to go into more details!
As for why I chose Teensy versus Leo bodnar or another board… First, it’s extremely cheap! Even for the most expensive board like I bought, I only spend $30 USD on it. Second, I wanted the ability to program the buttons/switches in case Microsoft Flight Simulator couldn’t support multiple buttons on a “joystick” staying pressed. With Teensy, you program it as you would an Arduino and can use libraries to help accomplish what you’re wanting to do. In my case, my first version was set up to where all the toggle switches would “press a joystick button” for 50-ms when flipped from the off or on position. I knew this would allow me to use the panel regardless of game. The physical board is also smaller, which was a very minimal deciding factor, but still worth mentioning. I really am curious about their Low-Cost board I saw the other day for $15 USD… in the future will most likely have some more panels that center around that one!
@Virtuoso5014, that is awesome that you were able to get the touch screen working!!! I’m going to pull out my display again and try changing the code like you did! Thank you VERY much for letting me know.