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Thumb Joystick

A thumb Joystick which is very similar to the joysticks on PS2 controllers which also has a select button that is actuated when the joystick is pressed down.

Availability: In Stock.

Code 1+
4691
incl VAT
£3.20
£3.84
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This is a joystick very similar to the 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.

We also stock the breakout board for this product which you can find here.

Features:

  • Similar in feel and look to the joysticks on PS2 controllers.
  • Built in select button, actuated by pressing down the joystick.
  • Two potentiometers provide directional (x and y axis) output.

Note:

The diagram below shows the pin outs for this part.

4691 thumb joystick pins

 

Contents:

  • 1 x Thumb Joystick.

Dimensions:

  • Height: 31mm.
  • Max Width: 26.5mm.

Requires:

Code Example:

The embedded editor below shows one possible way of coding the joystick to work with the microbit. The x and y numbers were obtained by first using the map function to read and display actual joystick movements. These numbers were then used in the code below.

 

SparkFun Stock Code:

  • COM-09032.
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