This is the Pro Shift
What it does…
You can connect LEDS to it, any size and shape, and it will make them flash when a car is revving, when a car is out of fuel or when damage is present. There are lots of possibilities here.
It can command up to 16 leds and 8 push buttons.
The dimensions are 66mm x 33mm, it powers itself by USB so it doesn’t require any external power supply.
Connecting LEDs and Push Buttons
In the picture can be seen the numbers “1” – “3” – “5”…”15″ : That´s the positive row for Leds and where the longer pin/ leg of the leds are connected.
The numbers “2” – “4” -“6″…”16” are the negative pins, where the short leg from the LED connects.
The “B1” to “B8” are the inputs for the push buttons.
LEDs and their Types
Type 5050 LEDS below, RGB ones
Some common LED sizes and types are; 3mm, 5mm, 10mm, hat type and rounds. The characteristic for all of these to work properly with this board is that they should be up to 4V.
There is the possibility this board can work with other voltages but with the one´s i have tested with 3,2V everything worked as it should/ as expected.
Options for the use of the leds
For Traction Control, Pit request, Hand brake, Turn lights or Fuel level, Engine temperature, Neutral gear, Rev. Counter, Water temperature or Oil pressure.
Also, through the software the LEDs when connected to this board can be used as blue, red and yellow flags.
Software is easy to set up. The device is automatically detected by Windows as an USB Game Controller, so no extra steps needed.
This is the Pro Shift available at www.SymProjects.com
If you want to connect 8 push buttons the firmware of the board should be updated. Please read.
Bits of handy information: When the brightness is set to 100% the LEDs receive a 15mA current. Each LED can be configured to blink at three different speeds when switched on. More than one Pro Shift controllers can be connected at the same time. This board works on a large number of titles, here is a list of games and available functions: Docs