[sdiy] looking for a joystick

Jason Proctor jason at redfish.net
Wed Apr 6 00:08:47 CEST 2016


after some digging i found various options on the Doepfer joystick, the
cheapest of which was --

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/ALPS-game-rocker-switch-potentiometer-RKJXC1210-ALPS-RKJXC1210-dimensional-rocker-potentiometer/1867195736.html

-- which seems reasonable. delivery takes a while. i'll report on what goes
from here.

thanks to all who responded.





On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:23 PM, Jason Proctor <jason at redfish.net> wrote:

> also, according to Mr Doepfer, the joysticks used by the 174 module were
> the ALPS RKJXC1210, and are no longer in production.
>
> life is tough for joystick people!
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 2:22 PM, Jason Proctor <jason at redfish.net> wrote:
>
>> 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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