The Joystick Shield kit contains all the parts you need to turn your Arduino into a simple controller. Five momentary push buttons (four independent buttons plus the joystick push-in select button) and a two-axis thumb joystick give your Arduino functionality on the level of old Nintendo controllers. Soldering is required, but it's relatively easy and requires minimal tools.
The momentary push buttons are connected to Arduino digital pins 2-6. When pressed, they will pull the pin low (utilizing the internal pull-ups of the Arduino). Vertical movement of the joystick will produce a proportional analog voltage on analog pin 0. Likewise, horizontal movement of the joystick can be tracked on analog pin 1.
The PCB has prototyping space between the joystick and buttons, so you can do some customization.
Arduino Joystick Shield Kit Contents
- Joystick Shield PCB
- Four momentary push button switches, 12mm square
- Thumb joystick
- Mini push button switch (used for Arduino reset)
- Two 6-pin Arduino stackable headers
- Two 8-pin Arduino stackable headers
Arduino Joystick Shield Resources
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