[sdiy] looking for a joystick

Jason Proctor jason at redfish.net
Tue Apr 5 23:22:09 CEST 2016


interestingly, according to this thread --

http://www.99musik.se/showthread.php?325528-Prophet-VS-joystick-trubbel

-- that's the joystick used by Flights and Intellijel.

do you know how much the samples are?



On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 1:28 AM, Tom Bugs <admin at bugbrand.co.uk> wrote:

> I made this suggestion a few months back for a similar query::::
> http://www.tbm-japan.com/english/product/07joy.html
> You then need to order samples - not entirely cheap once you factor in
> shipping etc, but they're the best I've come across in the reasonable price
> categories.
>
> Maybe someone should urge Thonk &/or Synthcube to stock them?
>
>
> On 05/04/2016 07:50, Roman Sowa wrote:
>
>> There are quite a few versions of those joysticks in price ranges from 10
>> to over 100EUR and they look exactly the same on pictures. I've checked few
>> of the cheap ones, and they are no good. With the rubber seal around the
>> stick it still returns to mid position even if you remove the springs. BTW,
>> removing springs in them is very easy.
>> When I removed the rubber, friction was too loose, and also it had
>> significant dummy-zone, I mean the small travel of the stick before
>> potentiometer starts moving.
>>
>> Roman
>>
>> W dniu 2016-04-04 o 23:27, Jason Proctor pisze:
>>
>>> 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
>>> <mailto: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
>>>>     <mailto: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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