Keys work, plunger does not

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AlRoss
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Keys work, plunger does not

Post by AlRoss » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 pm

Connected a few buttons (Start, Launch, Flippers, Magnasave), they all work BUT the plunger itself doesn't.

No motion in VPX. No motion on Z axis in Windows control panel -the plunger is recognized as a joystick no problem.
When I pull the plunger I see the potentiometer moving with its tab being pull by the slot in the 3D printed end cap.

Perhaps I am doing something wrong, or I am missing some setup step?

Thank you,

AR

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Zebulon
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Re: Keys work, plunger does not

Post by Zebulon » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:57 am

Hi,

Make sure that you have the plunger plugged into a USB2.0 port if available. If you don't have one a USB2.0 hub into a USB3.0 port will work.

Not all USB 3.0 controllers used on the mainboard of the computer are universal for USB2.0 for some reason.

AlRoss
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Re: Keys work, plunger does not

Post by AlRoss » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:43 am

Replugged into USB 2.0 port. Same keys work great, plunger doesn't move.

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