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ClubSportWheel Bluetooth Controller
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darknao wheel emulator for teensy 3.x
This bit of code emulate a simple porsche RSR wheel you can plug to
your Fanatec wheel base in order to activate FFB with your custom wheel.
No buttons or any other inputs/outputs are supported. Yet.
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ClubSportWheel USB Controller

This firmware can convert any Fanatec CSW Steering Wheel to a standalone USB version, so you can use it with any other wheel base, like an OpenSimWheel (OSW).

It'll also be possible to add a bluetooth module to go wireless and get rid of the USB cable (deprecated).

Supported Hardware

This firmware has been developed and tested on a Teensy 3.1 and Teensy LC but should work with any other compatible hardware.
The only requirement so far, is at least 1 SPI connectivity available.

The Teensy-LC is a good choice for this project as it has a small size & price.

Note on the Bluetooth version

I don't recommend the bluetooth version for now.
It's still a work in progress, and there is a few issues with Fanaleds, occasionally inducing some input lags, and an incompatibility with Windows 10.

If you don't plan on using Fanaleds or want to try it anyway, then go ahead.

update: The bluetooth version is now deprecated as I was unable to find any reliable bluetooth module that suit my needs.
You can still use it if you want, but no further development will be done on this side.

Shopping List

USB version

  • Fanatec CSW rim (obviously)
  • Teensy LC : ~12$

Bluetooth upgrade

Total price for full BT conversion : ~60$

If you don't want to salvage the existing connector in your rim, you'll need a JST 2.0mm PH Female Connector (12-Pin for the Universal Hub, 8-Pin for all other rims).

Pinout & schematics

Fanatec Plug

Fanatec Round Plug

  1. MISO
  2. MOSI
  3. GND
  4. 5v
  5. GND
  6. SCK
  7. 3v3
  8. CS
  9. USB charge 5v*
  10. DataPort1*
  11. USB charge GND*
  12. DataPort2*

** These pin are only used on the Universal Hub and don't need to be connected for this conversion*

Matching pin for Formula / BMW / Porsche

Porsche plug pinout

Matching pin for Universal Hub / CSL P1

UNI Hub pinout

Wiring Schematics

Wiring schematics This is the same schematics for Bluetooth and USB version.
Just forget about the Adafruit Power Boost (upper left) and the Bluegiga WT12 (bottom right) for the USB version.
There is also room for 8 extra buttons on pin 2 to 9 (common ground) if you need more inputs.

Bluetooth WT12 specifics

Before flashing your Teensy, you'll need to configure the WT12 module by following this howto.

Compatible Wheels

All CSW / CSL rims are working with this conversion. That includes:

  • BMW M3 GT2
  • Formula Black/Carbon
  • Porsche 918 RSR
  • Universal Hub (both version)
  • CSL P1 (both version)

Special note for the Universal Hub and Extra buttons

The Universal HUB brings you no more than 38 buttons (46 with the extra). The Windows Control Panel will only show you 32, but don't worry, every modern DirectX games can go up to 128.

If you need to test all of them, I suggest you to use JoystickTest as it can see them all.

Software/Driver Required

This is detected has a HID device on Windows, so no specific drivers are required.
It's is fully compatible with Fanaleds, which is required to get all feedback indicator working (LEDs, display and motors, if any).
Alternatively, you can use SLIMax Manager Pro, which is free if used with any Fanatec wheel.

Supported wheel features

Well... Everything.

Precompiled firmware

You'll need the Teensy Loader to flash these firmwares.

Teensy 3.1 & 3.2 : USB | Bluetooth
Teensy LC : USB | Bluetooth

Firmware Building Instruction

This code is based on Teensyduino framework and all required libraries are included in this repo.
Modify the TEENSY and TYPE variables in Makefile to reflect your needs.
Use make to build the HEX file, then use the Teensy loader to flash the firmware.


There is a lot of room for improvement, so if you want to contribute, you're welcome to fork this project, and send me a pull request.


If you like this project and want to support it, or just want to pay me a beer or two ;)

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