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Dead-simple joystick

by xjas » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:36 pm

Hey all,

I need this sort of thing:

Platform/connector type/make doesn't matter. I don't even care if it 'works' although there's not much to fail on the kind I want. 2 standard pots, real springs to center it, that's all. If you've got one lying around I'd be happy to send a few dollars your way for it.

I'm going to modify it for a project so it probably shouldn't be anything "rare" or especially valuable.

I'm in central Auckland, closer to me the better, but can do shipping too...

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Re: Dead-simple joystick

by manuka » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:54 am

OK I've put two joysticks up on trademe (links below) both use springs to center and the generic on you can set to use the springs or not.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =539790861
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing ... =539790154
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Re: Dead-simple joystick

by Gibsaw » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:36 pm

Obviously it'll depend upon your project and budget and judging by your request, you may have a means of rejuvenating them, but maybe 30 year old, heavily worn potentiometers might not be the ideal solution.

It's worth mentioning though that joystick mounted potentiometers are readily available from a lot of electronics suppliers. (after all... joysticks didn't cease to have application with the end of the 8 bit era.)
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Re: Dead-simple joystick

by xjas » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:31 pm

I was going to swap the pots themselves out actually (unless I get lucky and they're already the right resistance & in good shape.) I really only want the physical stick hardware.

@Manuka, saved to watchlist... I'd prefer to find something locally but if nothing comes up I might bid.
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