Thumb Slide Joystick
This is a resistive analog joystick, very similar to those found on the PSP1000. These compact joysticks are different in that they have a very interesting ‘slide’ feeling.
Thumb Slide Joystick pinout:
With pin 4 the one closest to the two mounting holes:
- X-axis output
- Y-axis output
Pin 4 is the one closest to the two mounting holes.
When connected to an Arduino, we get a range of approx. 128 to 775 on each axis, with enough consistency to check if it’s at -x, center-x, +x, and -y, center-y, and +y.
The cap is removable and is covered with a textured material so your thumb won’t slide off.
The pins are spaced by 2mm, but it is possible to get our 2.54mm headers connected with a bit of manipulation.