Controlling the Euro Truck Simulator game from a physical dashboard with a Raspberry Pi and an Adafruit Clue

Spencer Organ is, as he puts it, “a big fan of both Euro Truck Simulator 2 and American Truck simulator”. He found out about an API that comes with ETS2 that allows you to tap into the game and both control the trucks and get live telemetry from them.

He has built a desktop-sized control panel with buttons and switches to control trucks in the simulator and then get the telemetry read-outs on both a 7-segment display board and an Adafruit Clue. The controller is tied together with a Raspberry Pi Zero and uses almost all of the GPIOs of both the Pi and the Clue to make it work, read button presses and display lots of indicator lights!

He’s covered the whole thing in felt so that it feels like a proper dashboard installation and there’s an even a key-switch to enable the whole thing. It’s a lovely build, complete with labels, and you can read more about it over on his blog, The Maker Cupboard. There’s even a video on there that shows it in action! Nice job, Spencer!

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