[sdiy] looking for a joystick

Paul B bamford.paul at gmail.com
Tue Apr 5 02:57:29 CEST 2016


This has been been my best result so far on my ongoing joystick hunt.
http://www.mammothelectronics.com/4SJ200-0A-M5-NS-p/830-200-0a-m5-ns.htm

The radio controlled plane/helecopter  world seems to be a possible source
but I've not dived in yet
On 4 Apr 2016 22:50, "Jason Proctor" <jason at redfish.net> wrote:

> thanks for the response.
>
> yeah that one is PCB mount, too, unfortunately.
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 2:41 PM, Tom Wiltshire <tom at electricdruid.net>
> wrote:
>
>> RS have several, but they're not typically that cheap.
>>
>>
>> http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/switches/joystick-switches-accessories/joystick-switches/?searchTerm=potentiometer+joystick
>>
>> There's one on that list for £4.50, which is remarkable. Some are switch
>> contacts only, so wouldn't do what you want - check for the ones that say
>> "potentiometric".
>>
>> HTH,
>> Tom
>>
>>
>> On 4 Apr 2016, at 22:27, Jason Proctor <jason at redfish.net> wrote:
>>
>> > 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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