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Analog 2-axis Thumb Joystick with Select Button + Breakout Board

SKU: ADA512

$10.00 AUD, inc GST
$9.09 AUD, exc GST

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Analog 2-axis Thumb Joystick with Select Button + Breakout Board
10 AUD

SKU: ADA512

$10.00 AUD, inc GST
$9.09 AUD, exc GST
2 reviews 0 5 5
In stock, with a short lead time. 8 units dispatch in 4 to 7 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Fri, 27th of Oct with Express Post within Australia.
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This mini-kit makes it easy to mount a PSP/Xbox-like thumb joystick to your project. The thumbstick is an analog joystick - more accurate and sensitive than just 'directional' joysticks - with a 'press in to select' button. Since it's analog, you'll need two analog reading pins on your microcontroller to determine X and Y. Having an extra digital input will let you read the switch.

The pack comes in three parts - the joystick itself, a soft-touch rubber 'hat' and a nicely designed breakout board. Adafruit designed the breakout so that you can attach the joystick to a panel easily - every other breakout Adafruit wanted to carry had the mounting holes so they were in the way of the joystick movement! A 5 pin 0.1" spaced header makes it easy to connect either in a perfboard/breadboard setting or free wiring. You'll need to solder the joystick into the PCB using a soldering iron and solder, but its very simple and will only take a minute.

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Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Paul verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    A useful-looking joystick for an experimental si5351-based digital VFO for a wideband receiver. Delivered promptly as expected. Prefer Adafruit products for general component and build quality. (Posted on 25/05/2017)

  2. Review by Roy verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    You need to solder the main joystick unit to the board, but it takes five minutes and is dead easy. I purchased these as they will operate at both of my target voltages of 3.3V and 5V (I have purchased others locally, but they only work reliably at 5V). These are also very solid and high quality. (Posted on 29/11/2016)

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