Description: This is a joystick very similar to the ‘analog’ joysticks on PS2 (PlayStation 2) controllers. Directional movements are simply two potentiometers - one for each axis. Pots are ~10k each. This joystick also has a select button that is actuated when the joystick is pressed down.
Note: Breakout board available below.
Based on 2 ratings:
I have used these before with great results. One has many hours of use and shows no signs of failure.
It is small and simple, but works really smoothly. And you can’t beat the price. Be sure to purchase the PC board as an accessory since it makes mounting and wiring much easier. We made an Arduino robot controller using these and it drives great. The joystick centers nicely at Vcc/2, but doesn’t have any trim feature. We handled the trim in the Arduino software so it worked fine. I’m guessing it is not the best joystick in the world, but for such a low price, you can’t beat it.