Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!


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JoyStick by karlvaello Jan 21, 2013
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Is a JoyStick



You need:
1x Arduno.
3x Potentiometers.

I'm going to add a joystick axis to rotate on itself and can be recorded with a potentiometer.

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I was originally prepared to leave you a $5 tip but after I printed all the parts I found that in the offered components it simply is not a fully built assembly.. The Y (Yoke) does not fit into the Base. It seems to be missing a part between the Base and the Top.

Looking at the Top, where are the semi-circle notches to seat the 'Y' Yoke and the 'X' Spindle?

When the Base and Top assembly are offered up together you can see that the 'Y' Yoke will not fit inside.
I don't really feel that the project Author has built this up, if so he would have found this error.

Very disappointing.

I am very sorry to hear this. As you can see above there is a message that says:
Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

When I uploaded this in 2013 I had problems with my printer and I could not print the parts correctly and test them. My idea was to improve this design. I did not have a 3d printer at my disposal until a year later, at that point I did not have time for this design. I designed it with openscad and the initial file was corrupted. Lately, at the end the project was discarted.
As advice I recommend that you do not print anything that has the message that it is an idea in progress.

In the part that is called Y.stl you need to remove the wall between the holes. And it's true in the part T.stl the semi-circle notches are missing.

Thanks, and sorry again.

I follow your sentiments entirely, and as you say work in progress, but in reality I feel 4 years frankly is a little too long to have something on a slow burner. I'm sure your intentions where well intended, but I feel if you had said in the beginning that you had not physically made and assembled this design and included a camera image, people like me would have scrutinised it more closely before committing it print.

Thank you for taking the time to reply and more so for the time you have taken in the original design and sharing it it with us all.

Why would we need THREE potentiometers for a joystick? Two would be enough, wouldn't it?

This might be brilliant... if I only understood how it assembled.

That's why the third picture exists, I guess.

Soon it will be finished and you can see all the parts. Also you will see a guide assembly.