10 comments on “Simple to build joystick interface…

  1. Gene, many thanks for the idea and just received my OSH PARK PCB’s. I am having trouble in getting the male pins into the thru-holes for the Pro-Micro. The holes are smaller when compared to the others in the Pcb.

    Cheers
    Luis

  2. Luis, I assemble them using “machined pin” chip sockets that also require machined pins to be on the Arduino itself. I don’t use the stock .100 pins that they’re shipped with because they tend to ruin “cheap” chip sockets.

  3. Thanks for the important info, I hope they are the ones you have in the links of your post? I ordered quite a few.

    Cheers
    Luis

  4. Luis, you’re going to have to refresh my memory – what links are you referencing?

    g.

  5. just saw your note, meant Hansen Hobbies link.
    I am trying to use the MMJoy2 to rebuild my 737 CDU keyboard.

  6. Search google for “machined pin header” and look at the 2nd or third row of images (the non-sponsored ones). That’s what machined pin sockets & headers look like. Those are only used for the Arduino, not the axis, row and column connections.

  7. Hello Gene,
    Please can you help me, I have a very old F-16 TQS (REV CODE F-072669-Gameport) I’m trying to revive it, I have this ATMEGA32u4 5v 16 MHZ card, how to upgrade in TQS, and also use Hall sensor in TQS, this project Simple to build joystick interface, can be used in TQS ??
    Is there any kind of modification ???
    I await your response
    Thank you !!!

  8. The joystick interface I show in the blog entry will work with any 3 wire pot or hall sensor. If the TQS is a game port device, the pots used may only be 2 wire, in which case you can’t use them. I’ve never owned a TQS so I don’t know what would be involved in rebuilding it for use with a sim.

  9. Hello Gene,
    Please can you help me, I have an F-16 TQS (REV CODE F-072669-Gameport), I have this board ATMEGA32u4 5v 16 MHZ, how to upgrade in TQS, and also use Hall sensor in TQS, this project Simple to build joystick interface, which you developed applies to TQS as well.
    Do you have to make any changes to the PCB ??

    Thank you !!!

  10. Gene would like to send you some pictures of the device ??
    Sorry for asking the same question.
    Thank you !!!

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