Dual-axis directional input and a pushbutton Typical life span of 100,000 cycles For 3.3V or 5V systems
Thumbstick click carries a mini joystick similar to those found on popular game controllers. The dual-axis, spring-return, pushbutton-enabled joystick receives directional input by way of two potentiometers. The pushbutton sends an interrupt signal to your target board's microcontroller. The analog signal is converted to digital with the MCP3204 12-bit A/D converter, then sent to the target board through mikroBUS SPI (CS, SCK, MISO and MOSI) lines.
Put this stick to use in your embedded projects and have 360-degree motion for fine control of RC cars, planes, or graphical user interfaces.
This board is designed to use either a 3.3V or a 5V power supply, determined by the on-board J1 solder jumper (in 3.3V position by default).
Note: The picture shows the board with through-hole headers. The board now comes populated with male pin headers already soldered for your convenience. The board's user manual has yet to be updated to remove the soldering instructions.
mikroBUS Click Boards Overview Click boards plug directly into a mikroBUS socket. mikroBUS is a specially designed plug-and-play pinout standard. The sockets are found on Clicker boards, the Flip & Click Arduino/Python-compatible board, the Quail board, these mikromedia shields, the Microchip Curiosity board, and development systems from mikroElektronika (V7 systems and later).
You also can connect Click boards to many other popular platforms via these adapters:
- PC — Click USB Adapter (MIKROE-1433)
- Arduino — Arduino UNO click shield (MIKROE-1581) or Arduino Mega click shield (MIKROE-1900)
- Raspberry Pi — Pi click shield (MIKROE-1512) or Pi 2 click shield (MIKROE-1879)
- BeagleBone Black — BeagleBone click shield (MIKROE-1596) or mikroBUS Cape (MIKROE-1857)
- STM32F3 Discovery — STM32F3 Discovery Shield (MIKROE-1447)
- STM32F4 Discovery — STM32F4 Discovery Shield (MIKROE-1481)
- Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad / Tiva TM4C123G LaunchPad — Click BOOSTER PACK (MIKROE-1363)
- Freescale Freedom — FRDM-KL46Z click shield (MIKROE-1795) or FRDM-K64F click shield (MIKROE-1794)
In addition, it is royalty-free to add mikroBUS to your own designs. Visit the mikroBUS Category to see the full line of Click boards.
Joystick Add-on Module Resources