Joystick

Joystick

The joystick module can be used to control the direction of a moving object. It can output the values of x- and y-coordinates to which it is pulled.

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The following figure shows the ranges of the coordinates and how the directions are defined.

Real-life examples

  • A game controller uses joysticks to control a character’s direction of movement or field of view.
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  • A drone remote control uses joysticks to control the rotation direction and speed of the drone.
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Specifications

  • Dimensions: 24 × 36 (mm)
  • Service life: 500 thousand
  • Value range of the x-coordinate: –100 to +100
  • Value range of the y-coordinate: -100 to +100
  • Operating current: 15 mA
  • Position reset precision: ±0.2 mm