I spent the weekend unwinding and trying to restore some lost ambitions and projects. One of my hobbies has become Kerbal Space Program. I have been wanting to write a mod for it and want it to interact in the physical world.
Taking a cue from Telemachus, which graphs out flight information to a webpage, I began creating a library that will send data over a serial bus (USB preferred) to an receiver for display. For my test receiver, I have rigged up my Teensy 3.0 with the ST7735 LCD display and am spitting out text. I plan on converting the text to feed into a set of 15 segment and 7 segment LED displays instead of the LCD after I make sure the Kerbal API->USB->Arduino transfer all works fine. This will make it more like the NASA mission clock or the mission control dashboard.
|NASA Mission Clock|
|Mission Control Dashboard|
|Kerbal Mission Clock|
|Getting ready to build a new rocket|
|Lain recording our landing position so that we can return|