Grove Thumb Joystick: the baby brother of the analogue joystick on PS2!
That’s right, the famous PlayStation 2 uses a no less famous analogue joystick, the source of inspiration for this Grove-compatible thumb joystick.
It can be moved in two different directions thanks to its two 10 kΩ potentiometers.
The joystick induces analogue signals, the strongest of which is emitted when pressing the push button included in the joystick.
After conversion, the output value then rises from 200–700 to 1,023, to allow your system to detect this specific action.
Some examples of what you can do with the COM90133P Grove Joystick
It goes without saying that the COM90133P Thumb Joystick allows you to build your own remote control for your games or to drive your remote-controlled devices.
By combining the push button and the directional joystick, you can also control the movement of a robotic arm and its grip function using your thumb alone for easier handling.
But it can also be used for even more ambitious projects, such as a DIY flight simulator!
Technical specifications of the COM90133P Grove Thumb Joystick
- Interface: Grove compatible
- Supply: 3.3V and 5V compatible
- Output value after conversion:
- Joystick: between 200 and 700
- Pressed push button: 1,023
- Dimensions: 40 x 33 x 20 mm
- Operating temperature: 0 °C to +40 °C
- Connectors not compatible with TinkerKit
Resources for the Grove Thumb Joystick
Below are some links that will help you rapidly complete the installation and programming steps so that you can make the most of your new joystick:
And finally an introduction to the Grove system: