Stickshift Input options...
So I've been looking around for the last hour or so (both here and on the interwebs in general) for some input options for a stickshift knob. Basically what I'd like to do is have a couple buttons (right and left click for starters) as well as a thumbstick similiar to what you'd see on a xbox controller.
I saw a thread here where someone replaced their entire shifter with a joystick, which while a cool approach, is a bit too gawdy for my taste. I'd like to to be not quite to obvious. I'm starting to realize I'll probably end up having to fabricate something myself, but I was wondering if anyone had any better ideas about products that already exist before I go reinventing the wheel (or the shifter in this case.)
This really seems to me like the most natural way to do input for those of us who drive manually transmitted cars. I pretty much always drive with 1 hand on the wheel and 1 hand on the shifter. My right hand is rarely doing anything but it needs to be there instead of feeling around for some other input device.
I know someone has to have an elegant application of this.