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by Tehrasha
March 15 2018, 19:40 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Back in stock (20180305)
Replies: 13
Views: 4376

Re: Back in stock (20180305)

Page updated! http://spacemice.org/index.php?title=Orbotron_9000
by Tehrasha
March 21 2014, 16:14 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7441

Re: Late to the party...

[quote="vputz"]I hear you on the confusion of electronics... not the easiest and least frustrating hobby I could have tried out![/quote] But it is one of the few hobbies out there that allow you to laugh like a mad scientist when something works right. :) [img]http://www.securedgenetworks.com/Portal...
by Tehrasha
March 02 2014, 14:57 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: Late to the party...
Replies: 12
Views: 7441

Re: Late to the party...

I dont think he plans to make any more orbshields.

But he might still have some of its younger brother, the Obritron 9000 left.



http://spacemice.org/index.php?title=Orbotron_9000



EDIT: updated weblink
by Tehrasha
October 02 2013, 4:19 AM
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000
Replies: 5
Views: 4677

Re: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000

Finally got my hands on a Spaceball 1003! Will have to build a custom cable to test it out though. It will also need an external power supply (wall wart). It's serial port is the wrong gender compared to all other serial spacemice and IIRC it uses a non-standard pinout, so a simple gender swapper wi...
by Tehrasha
August 20 2013, 19:32 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="rayz007"] I did the mod on the Wacom 12x12 serial I had using the Teensy board and it works extremely well now attached via usb and reports to windows as a usb intuos 2. The mod was simple (like 4 wires to solder, and removal of a chip off the original wacom board. Cost like $16 for the teen...
by Tehrasha
July 24 2013, 13:12 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="kenyee"] Where's the code that does chording? Looks like only 10 buttons are supported for the SpaceBall5000 when there could be 36 combos. And the 10 buttons are offset by 1 mod 10.[/quote] While chords may be possible with the 5000, I dont know if it is exactly practical. :) Are you able t...
by Tehrasha
July 22 2013, 21:54 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="kenyee"]Could you point me at the drivers and any utility to test it?[/quote] The official linux drivers from [url=http://www.3dconnexion.com/service/drivers.html]3DConnexion[/url] still support the 5000. (be sure to click the 'show archived software' checkbox) Running that with --debug opti...
by Tehrasha
July 21 2013, 0:43 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

*growl* People who cannot package electronics properly really raise my hackles. :evil: Of all the spacemice I have bought on ebay (over 30) I have only had one end up DOA, and in the same way. All buttons work, ball mech is dead. Whether damaged in shipping or broken before I will never know. I see ...
by Tehrasha
July 11 2013, 4:11 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[b]Followup.....[/b] [quote="Tehrasha"][quote="A Future Pilot"]Is this a "real" 5000, or a rebranded 4000? http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Compaq-Spaceball-5000-FLX-A-112137-002-331526-001-1583-/121124510880?pt=Mice&hash=item1c33955ca0[/quote] Be better if I could see the bottom label, but my bets ar...
by Tehrasha
July 08 2013, 18:39 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="A Future Pilot"]EDIT: I'll be using this for Star Citizen. Am I the only one crazy excited about that game? lol[/quote] Whoa! I started out on WingCommander... why havent I heard of this? That looks sweet! PS: Since you went with the 4000, I snagged that 5000FLX-A. Now I can find exactly wha...
by Tehrasha
July 06 2013, 21:57 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

Based on my experience manipulating objects in Blender with the both types...... unnoticeable.
by Tehrasha
July 04 2013, 22:01 PM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="A Future Pilot"]Do any of you have a Spaceball 5000 (Magellan) that you'd be willing to part with? (I'm having trouble finding one on Ebay for a decent price).[/quote] Any reason you want a 5000 specifically? Serial 5000s are comparatively rare compared to the USB version, and vastly outnumb...
by Tehrasha
July 04 2013, 5:03 AM
Forum: Spaceware Software
Topic: New run of orbshields
Replies: 237
Views: 76835

Re: New run of orbshields

[quote="A Future Pilot"]Is this a "real" 5000, or a rebranded 4000? http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Compaq-Spaceball-5000-FLX-A-112137-002-331526-001-1583-/121124510880?pt=Mice&hash=item1c33955ca0[/quote] Be better if I could see the bottom label, but my bets are on this being a rebranded 4000. The k...
by Tehrasha
July 03 2013, 6:00 AM
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000
Replies: 5
Views: 4677

Re: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000

Comparing the Spaceball 4000 output to the 2003/3003 output using the orbserial sketch. Looks like the 4000 uses an 8-byte packet for buttons, while the older mice use only a 4-byte packet. [code] 4000 2003 3003 Button 1 -- 4B 40 41 0D 2E 40 41 0D 4B 40 41 0D 4B 40 60 0D Button 2 -- 4B 40 42 0D 2E 4...
by Tehrasha
July 03 2013, 5:13 AM
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000
Replies: 5
Views: 4677

Re: Hardware testing with Orbotron 9000

Awesome! Used the orbserial sketch and found... strange results. When I tested my Spaceball 5000 using the basicJoystick, I saw issues with with buttons A,B,C mapping the same as Buttons 1,2,3 Even though the serial data has a completely different byte of the button packet changing... (sorry, conver...

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