[sdiy] looking for a joystick

Jason Proctor jason at redfish.net
Mon Apr 4 23:27:01 CEST 2016


yes, certainly i could find one that is close and hack on it, but since my
need isn't urgent, i'll likely hold out for something that's close. i'm
trying to dig a part number out of Flights and Intellijel, but nothing yet.

this is the closest i've found

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Joystick-potentiometers-2x-100k-ohms-X-Y-Axis-/151947357956?hash=item2360c4af04:g:iHwAAOSwKtlWlINC



On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:16 PM, <sleepy_dog at gmx.de> wrote:

>
> Maybe that is too involved / fumbly if you're looking for a ready solution
> (OTOH, you said small number...),
> but:
> Maybe some of those cheapies can be opened and the springs removed?
> And if the lever is not light enough for the potentiometers to hold it in
> place, one could add friction, e.g. by making a disc out of felt or
> similar, putting a hole in it slightly less in diameter than the
> potentiometer axis, put it around the axis and glue it to the case? If it's
> that accessible...
>
> Steve
>
>
>
> Am 04.04.2016 um 22:52 schrieb Jason Proctor:
>
> thanks for the response.
>
> i did look at adafruit and sparkfun and didn't find anything appropriate.
> one constraint is that they can't be spring-loaded - that is, once set in a
> position, they have to stay there. also have to be panel mount and
> reasonably small footprint.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:20 PM, <sleepy_dog at gmx.de> wrote:
>
>> I don't suppose something like those will do? (like the cheap 3,95 $
>> one...)
>>
>> https://www.sparkfun.com/search/results?term=joystick
>>
>> http://www.dx.com/s/joystick+diy
>>
>> Steve
>>
>>
>> Am 04.04.2016 um 20:58 schrieb Jason Proctor:
>>
>> hi all
>>
>> i'd like to source a small number (< 10) of a panel mount joystick like
>> the one on the Flights of Harmony Choices or Intellijel Planar Euro
>> modules. neither Flight nor Dan can currently provide them, however. i've
>> been through Mouser and Digikey and nothing seems appropriate. anyone know
>> a good joystick source?
>>
>> thanks for any help with this!
>> J
>>
>>
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