The Ricmotech SlimBox button box is like nothing else. The box is designed to be slim and use up minimal space while still having buttons and dials to accommodate every function a sim-racing will need.
This box allows you to easily map various functions in the game to any button or knob on the panel. From the in-game controllers configuration screen you simply select the function you want to map, such as engine start for example, and then press the button, or turn the knob you want to set it to and viola, that button now starts the engine.
Push ButtonsPush buttons are the easiest types of buttons to use and can be mapped to functions you use often. The buttons have a tactile feel so even activating them with gloves is easy. As with all buttons and switches used in the construction of the button panel, these buttons are spaced apart so are easy to find by feeling your way around them even while wearing a VR headset.
4-Function EncodersThis is where things become interesting. Encoders are a unique type of knob. We have all used them since most home and car stereos use them for volume controls and many other functions. They are commonly mapped to functions that have opposites such as increase/decrease, next/previous, left/right and up/down. What makes our encoders unique is that they are 4-function encoders. The encoder knob can be rotated to activate an increase/decrease function such as ABS, or it can be pushed and rotated to activate another increase/decrease control such as Traction Control. This effectively doubles the functionality of each knob which is ideal for use with a VR headset.
Spaced for LabelsThe SlimBox button boxes are designed with labeling in mind. The buttons and switches are spaced apart enough to provide plenty of space for labels, whether you create your own or use our pre-printed labels. Each button panel includes 154 pre-printed labels that fit perfectly into the pockets and make for a professional appearance to the button panel.
Simple Mounting OptionsThe rear of the SlimBox includes a VESA 100x100 predrilled layout and the box can be mounted with #8 self-tapping screws. You can easily attach a fixed monitor mount to place the button panel within easy reach. Ricmotech offers some mounting brackets shown below or you can use whatever fits your application best. The panel can also be mounted easily with velcro or double stick tape to any flat surface.