Monday, January 1, 2001


This is a joystick I built as another side tracked project from the Hercules. I had plans of controlling a not finished cannon I was working on.

I got quite mad on myself and tore both the joystick and cannon down and sat down and worked on the Hercules :) I shot some photos of the joystick first though hence this page.

I'll get back to the cannon some day 'cause it's a marvelous design!

The joystick is highly analogue and uses three polarity switches, on for each axis and one as a trigger.

So, this is the one.

I made it in a colorful black and white scheme.

The stick is almost too short for a nice fit in my hand, if I build one of these again I'll make the stick longer.

Another view...

This is the base. Note that below the Jamaican stripe of 1x2 plates are the connections for the joystick. They are coded that way so that I can remember which one is which.

Also note, the #2 cross axle and the pin in the polarity switches is only there to keep the joystick upright during photoing. They're used as viagra ,)

Trigger happy. I made the top part of the joystick upside-down to get the cross axle sticking down. The white rubber band pulls the trigger back out again after fireing.

Side view...

Top view.

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