Hello all, I've been looking through this forum, and have seen some of the custom controllers you guys have build, and i must say that i'm in awe of them. Here's my contribution to the pile of them already out there.
When i built these panels, i didn't know anything about the A-PEC or BU0836 boards, so both of these controllers are actually built off of hacked keyboards. The first controller i made is the grey one (for an old space sim called Freelancer .... they have a really good newly released mod called Discovery) and then the latest creation in the green one for IL2 1946.
I have since purchased 2 boards from desktopaviator.com that generate a pulse (so i can start using toggle switches instead of push buttons) I have a few projects currently going as of the moment, another Freelancer controller, and a massive one for IL2 Cliffs of Dover. But now i might want to make another 1946 one as well, because you guys have lead me on to discover the other cheap pulse boards.
If you guys have any questions, or want to see more pictures of the construction process so you can get ideas, feel free to ask!
IL 2 1946 Control Panel
Freelancer Control Panel (First control panel built)