Game Controller Triggers (left/right pair)

Replacement: None. We are no longer carrying these triggers in our catalog. This page is for reference only.

These triggers are the same ones found in modern game controllers. They have a 10k potentiometer that gets adjusted by the spring-loaded trigger. It ranges from about 2k - 9k ohm. You get all the pieces for a left and right pair. Keep in mind when putting these together that they are mirror images.

Note: There is now a breakout board available for these.

Customer Comments

  • will you ever carry anything like these again? they were awesome.

  • Replacement?

  • i feel like spark fun is becoming the best electronics supplyer ever like where else could we buy the triggers for xbox controllers without buying in bulk from china lol.

  • Has anyone found an alternative supplier for this? I would happily accept a trigger mechanism for a different game controller, so long as it has an analog position value.

  • Are those alps pots?

  • Is it just the trigger or does it come with the switch

    • It comes with all the plastic pieces to make the triggers move as well as a potentiometer that can be read to figure out how far the trigger has been pushed.

  • What is the resistance range you get from these? It looks like the pot gets only a few degrees of rotation for the full range of trigger motion???

    • Thats what I was thinking too. The description says “2k - 9k ohm” which should be plenty to resolve fairly fine positioning, but I don’t know how linear that would be relative to the trigger angle.

  • Hmm, I’m scheming, I wonder if I could use these as the touch sensor for my little hexapod’s legs.

  • This really is the best supplier. I’m from England and it’s usually cheaper to get stuff sent here from Sparkfun. Keep up the good work!

  • Between these triggers and the thumb joysticks, I sense a sparkfun controller coming! Just make sure to put xbee and bluetooth footprints on there! :)

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