I know this sounds nuts, but has anyone attempted to wire output from a potentiometer so that it provides input to two separate devices. Currently, the potentiometers on my customized rudder are wired to a Bodnar BU8036A and they work great. The problem I have is I cant use them most of the time with older games due to DirectX limitations (i.e. I have a LOT of input devices on my system).
I have a TM Cougar, and have created a customized PCB board to wire the Cougar gameport controller to my rudders. This would allow me to use TARGET to create a virtual controller which would include my TM Warthog Joystick / Throttle and the rudders to a single virtual device for older games. I would, however, still like to keep the Bodnar device as it is somewhat more accurate for input (12-bit as opposed to what I think is 8-bit on the Cougar).
So my thought is if I could wire the device in such a way as to send the wiper output from each of the three potentiometers on my rudder (i.e. X, Y and Z axes) to both controllers this would accomplish what I wish. Essentially, I'd have two devices which would mirror one another.
Anyone ever hear success stories with this type of a setup? Am I insane?
One last point...the Z axis on the rudder is a hall sensor....which I realize adds complexity because I have to be careful not to reverse the +5V and Gnd connections. Or would it? Would I only use +5V and Gnd from one device (not both)?