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Solid-state joystick

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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...

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Joystick controlled pan tilt kit

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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...

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App note: Joystick game controller reference design

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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...

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Open source USB HID joystick firmware update

Monday, February 20th, 2012

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.

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USB HID Joystick

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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.

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Competition Pro retro joystick USB adapter

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

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...

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RC joystick transmitter using Arduino

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

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...

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Omnidirectional remote controlled robot

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

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...

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