Description: This is a resistive analog joystick, very similar to those found on the PSP1000. These compact joysticks are different in that they have a very interesting ‘slide’ feeling.
From our customer regarding pinouts:
With the nub up and facing you, and the pins on the bottom away from you and pointing towards your chest, from left (pin 1) to right (pin 4):
1) x-axis output
3) y-axis output
Just to make sure I’m clear, my pin 4 is the one closest to the two screw/mounting holes. When connected to an Arduino, I get a range of about 128 to 775 on each axis, with enough consistency to check if it’s at -x, center-x, +x, and -y, center-y, and +y.
The cap is removable, and is covered with a ‘sticky’ material so your thumb won’t slide off.
The pads are spaced by 2mm, but it is possible to get our 2.54mm headers connected with a bit of bending. We’re trying to get a breakout board put together. Should be available soon!
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I’ve bought a handful of these over the past couple of months and find them to be sometimes unreliable. Some will work great and others not at all. The contacts inside are also very sensitive to bending, even slightly, so take care if removing the PCB to do some soldering (soldering without removing the PCB is not a good idea, as the joystick can deform/melt).
Otherwise, when the are working, they are great because of their size and cool slide mechanism.
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