I used a free afternoon to quickly sketch a waterproof remote that I thought of. It would use an IP67 certified potentiometer and push button, the button is located on the upper left side to be pressed and hold with the thumb. The trigger holds its position and will not retract, the position is accurately measured by the waterproof potentiometer. The throttle value will only be transmitted while the push button is being pushed, it acts as a dead man switch. There will be a separate compartment for the electronics that can be completely sealed.
Other planned features are:
- 433 MHz link
- LiPo battery
- Qi wireless charging
I consider using an Adafruit Feather clone.
I will print a PLA prototype soon, final version will be ApolloX (ASA). Until then any thoughts and suggestions for improvement are very welcome
Once everything works I will release all CAD files etc.
I also should add that I was greatly inspired by a skate remote I found on ebay