“This project lets you use an old serial Magellan/SpaceMouse controller with modern software on modern operating systems. It simulates a 3DConnexion SpaceMouse Compact, so it can be used with software like Fusion 360, 3ds Max, SolidWorks, Inventor, Maya and many others. No special software is required on the computer, apart from 3DxWare. From the computer’s point of view, your old Magellan will look like a real SpaceMouse Compact connected over USB.
To make it work you will need:
- Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pololu 23201a Serial Adapter
- null modem adapter and DB9 gender changer (either as two separate adapters or one that does both)
- breadboard and some jumper wires”