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27 Jan 2015


Kevin Rye’s GPS clock project :

I’ve been working on this clock for a long time, and a lot of effort has been put into it. I’ve learned so much from this project. I do have to admit some parts of the code aren’t as elegant as they should be, but it works. With the code complete, all that’s left to do is try my hand at designing a 3D printed joystick for the 5-way switch.

GPS Clock Assembly – [Link]

22 May 2011

Ian Johnston wasn’t content to use the usual RC control joystick for his RC flying. He decided to reinvent the controller using a couple of old PC joysticks, an Arduino and the Tx PCB from Thomas Scherrer’s LRS kit.

You can read the details on this project on Ian Johnston’s website. He also has the entire project and code available in PDF form. [via]

RC joystick transmitter using Arduino – [Link]

31 Jan 2011

Martin Hubacek took a TI Stellaris EVALBOT and interfaced it to a Nintendo Nunchuck. This lets the robot drive around using the accelerometer or the joystick. Check details and code on the link below. [via]

Evalbot I2C & Nunchuk lib – [Link]

20 Dec 2010

Ben Krasnow has designed and built a joystick that contains no electronic parts — only fiberoptics. The motion is sensed via quadrature encoding, and the signal processing is handled by an arduino microcontroller. In his video he explains how this joystick works, how the transmitters sends the light, how it is encoded into axis position and how an Arduino reads this position. Watch his video.

Fiberoptic joystick with quadrature encoders and arduino – [Link]

19 Jun 2008

Raijuu writes:If you like to play videogames in your computer as much as I do, you probably already heard about the MJoy, which is an USB joystick made by Mindaugas that uses an ATmega8 and have 24 buttons, one hatswitch (or POV or D-Pad depending on the game) and 6 analog axes…. [via]

MJoy- USB video game controller – [Link]

14 Jun 2008

The hardware setup is very simple, and is described in detail in the serial-servo article. The JR Sport ST47 standard servo is wired directly to Arduino’s 5V power and ground, and the servo’s control wire is connected to Digital pin #2. The Arduino module is connected to a PC (running Linux in our case) with a USB cable, and a standard USB joystick is also connected. [via]

Joystick Control of a Servo – [Link]





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