Cheap working homemade arduino joystick

Hello everyone!

Today I present you :

Arduino Joystick!

One day I was checking the inside of old joystick. System wasn’t that hard to understand, so I thought of making my of system.
The whole build is made only by me. I didn’t check the internet pages about joysticks etc.

Cheap working homemade arduino joystick
What is it?
It’s a simple joystick type controller  that uses basic electronic parts and is easy to use even for beginners.

Why should you make one?
It’s cheap and easy to use. It has many functions and possibilities.

What can I do with it?
Controll rc car, play PONG! and many many more…!

You need to connect the joystick to arduino using voltage divider. All you have to do is add 2 resistors (any you want).
Connect end of resistors to arduino GND, the middle between pots and resistors to arduino communication pin. Rest should be as on my picture. ( NOW! I added the picture)

Step 1: Make the system

The system is shown on these 2 pictures. It uses the pots that I already described.
I used hot glue for all the connections.

The opposite end is mounted using bamboo stick wich is sharpened like a pencil.

Step 2: Make a box

Cheap working homemade arduino joystick circuit

Just make a simple box using pcv sheets.

Don’t forget about holes for buttons and controller stick.

Use hot glue to connect everything

Step 3:

Now solder the elements (buttons and pots) acording to the picture that I have drawn.

[box color=”#985D00″ bg=”#FFF8CB” font=”verdana” fontsize=”14 ” radius=”20 ” border=”#985D12″ float=”right” head=”Major Components in Project” headbg=”#FFEB70″ headcolor=”#985D00″]What do I need?
-about 3mm thin pcv (I used somewhere around a4 sheet but I’m not sure about that)
-hot glue
-sharp knife (can be paper cutting knife
-2 100k ohm potentiometers
-1 bamboo stick
-cables,soldering iron
-goldpin board (for connecting to arduino)
-some buttons (2)
-wodden stick
-some free time :D[/box]

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