Wired up to MIDI, this could be the basis of a very nice set of synth visualisation tools ..
Possible issue with the Altimeter. I'm not sure if this was meant as an accurate simulation, or just a technical demonstration of what is possible with the component, but I've noticed that the Altimeter pressure setting (small window) is changing on its own as the altitude hand sweeps around.
That never happens, the altimeter setting is a fixed setting set by the pilot used to calibrate the altimeter readout to be relative to a known/shared pressure setting.
* your plane crashes because the avionics computer OOM’s because you’re running chrome
* your plane crashes because JS decides that the pitch angle is suddenly NaN and plows the plane into the ground.
* your plane won’t take off, because there’s been yet another NPM dependency breakage because someone got annoyed and removed their single line “right pad” package, which causes the avionics to break because some dependency 400 layers down the tree used it to align an ad that displays on the command line at startup
* the plane crashes because in an emergency the pilots couldn’t find the instrumentation they were looking for, because the UI was updated for the 15th time that month and that disk has been removed “because A/B testing showed nobody clicked on it”.
Associated HN thread:
It's commercial software, but there's free demo versions of the controls, and a personal license is 600 euros, which is a good deal if it does what you want.
Essentially, if you're a raw d3 programmer, you're a front-end web engineer.
Looks really fantastic!