Make an Arduino-controlled boost gauge for your racing sim dash
October 18th, 2017—
If you’re really serious about car racing games, at some point you may want to upgrade your instruments from being on-screen to physically residing in your living room.
While this would appear to be an arduous task, displaying your in-game boost level on a physical gauge is actually as easy as connecting a few wires to an Arduino Nano, then using SimHub to tie everything together.
As seen in the video below around 2:45, it looks like a lot of fun! While a boost gauge by itself might not be as immersive costly sit-inside racing sims, one could see where this type of hack could lead to ever more impressive DIY accessories.