At first only the X-Plane's UDP Data input/output protocol was used ( Code archive includes some of the first tests since 2011). Based on these works the first Arduino XPData library was created to replace a mess of single sketches. Later, we've developed a plugin for X-Plane to exchange data between controller and simulator, using an appropriate interface (LAN or USB). Next, ArdSim libraries were created to work with plugin only.
ArdSim interface is a pair of an Arduino library and X-Plane plugin. The library includes all input functions for buttons and switches, encoders, analog sensors, etc. Also, it includes output functions for LEDs, analog gauges, stepper motors. As for assigning these inputs and outputs to specific X-Plane parameters, this is done using the plugin's config files, which can be created using our online configurator.
The new upcoming ArdSim v4 will make things even simpler, with a new, comprehensive configurator and no need for Arduino programming.
SimVim Panel is an easy-to-use program providing a set of realistic, fully-functional aircraft instruments to be displayed on a computer that is connected by network to the main computer with X-Plane and ArdSim plugin.
Software includes full-set "plug-and-fly" customized instrument panel for specific aircraft. We will provide pre-made instrumant panels for any aircrafts, ready to be used with X-Plane (later with FS).
The program doesn't require any configuration on the user's part. Once you download our ArdSim plugin for X-Plane and run the program on another computer in the local network, they will connect automatically.