[sdiy] looking for a joystick

Jason Proctor jason at redfish.net
Sat Apr 9 03:29:34 CEST 2016

interestingly, Analogue Haven has Doepfer joysticks and handles --


not cheap though!

On Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 3:28 PM, Tom Bugs <admin at bugbrand.co.uk> wrote:

> [Got a 'message held' note, suggesting the email was too large? so sending
> again without the replies..}
> They're standard M3 thread which maybe helps a little..
> I used quite a few RKJXC1210s (sourcing them was hard even 5 years ago)
> and initially used standoffs fitted with drilled wooden balls.
> Then got some metal paddles done - very simple Solidworks design (must
> have been 'cos I'm crap with it!) with integrated M3 thread.
> Unfortunately I'm pretty sure I don't have any spare now.
> By the way, despite having already said that I haven't yet really checked
> the TBM joysticks I linked earlier, they instantly seem a lot better than
> the old Alps.
> For one, with the Alps you had to remove the springs and re-assemble in
> quite a particular way to get the tension to remain firm - and they
> suffered a bit from wobble/backlash.
> The TBM ones feel much nicer.
> Tom
> On 06/04/2016 15:12, Quincas wrote:
> I have these too, used one on my own Joystick module design, works great!
> For a baton I stuck a small radio antenna on there, which is great. As it
> extends and gives me this far away fine control, like on this video
> https://youtu.be/uy5fLNnb4w4
> If you don't like the antenna idea, I've also successfully used knobs made
> for drawers or cabinets, with a bit of shrink tubing to make it snug
> Sent from my iPad
> ..
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