[dorkbotmtl-infusion] i want a joystick

Stephan Schulz videodoes at gmail.com
Tue Aug 22 09:01:29 EDT 2006


hey
about your 2d joystick:
maybe this does it?
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/joystick3.htm

good luck.
stephan


On 8/22/06, Jim Bell <jim at noema.ca> wrote:
>
> Hi Elie,
> I've got an old joystick controller for rc airplanes that uses regular
> pots. I can't really describe it at the moment 'cause I don't have it in
> front of me, but I can lend it to you if you want to take a look at it.
> Jim
>
> Elie Zananiri wrote:
> > hey what's up dorkbot,
> >
> > i need to build a joystick, and i was wondering if it's possible to do
> > so using some sort of 2d potentiometer.  i managed to make one with 4
> > push-buttons (one per direction) but this is going to take up too many
> > pins which i need for other things.  i just saw this picture and it
> > looks like that's exactly what i
> > need: http://www.arduino.cc/en/uploads/Tutorial/joy_pic_480.jpg
> >
> > so, anyone know where i can find this? what it's called?
> >
> > if not, anyone have any ideas on how to build something like this?
> > how can i use 1 stick to control 2 pots in different directions?  i
> > just can't picture it...
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> > Elie Zananiri
> > http://www.prisonerjohn.com
> > http://www.digital-spa.com
> >
> >
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