Paul Gardner-Stephen writes: Early in the year, one of my colleagues, Damian, showed me one of these strain-gauge solid-state joysticks that they were using as part of the undergraduate engineering curriculum. Their goal was to teach the students how to read strain-gauges. But I immediately saw the applicability for making a no-moving-parts super-robust joystick for […]
Bajdi writes: One of the things I bought is a small plastic pan tilt kit. I got it on Ebay. It didn’t come with the servos. But I still had some small Micro 9G servos that fit the kit. To try it out I hooked up the little servos to one of my Bajduinos. I […]
Atmel AT01095: Joystick game controller reference design This document (PDF!) shows the implementation of a joystick game controller based on the Atmel ATxmega32A4U microcontroller. This design allows users to control the mouse cursor and simulate left/right clicks from a personal computer (PC) or laptop via push buttons on the joystick of a game controller.
Kiran updated the firmware on his DIY joystick. It features 10 buttons and an analog joystick all controlled via a PIC18F14K50 USB microcontroller. The firmware update provides mapping for all 10 buttons, while the next update will add functionality to the analog stick.
Kiran designed a USB Joystick based on the PIC18F14K50 microcontroller. It has 10 buttons and an analog Joystick that uses 2 potentiometers to describe X and Y movement of the stick. The firmware is based on the Microchip USB stack, using the HID device class.
Markus decided to reuse an old Commodere 64 Competiton Pro joystick, so he added a USB adapter to it. The retro joystick uses a simple interface over the D-SUB 9 connector, using one connection for each movement direction and one connection per button. He used a PIC24FJ64GB002 microcontroller to translate the native joystick interface to […]
Ian Johnston wasn’t content to use the usual RC control joystick for his RC flying. He decided to reinvent the controller using a couple of old PC joysticks, an Arduino and the Tx PCB from Thomas Scherrer’s LRS kit. You can read the details on this project on Ian Johnston’s website. He also has the […]
Markus shared his Omnidirectional remote controlled robot in the project log forum: Recently, I got interested in omni wheels, so I built this little robot. The robot has three pairs of omni wheels. I covered each roll of the omni wheels with liquid rubber (plastidip) to get better traction. I bought the cheapest servos I […]