Parallax Gimbal Joystick with Adapter

SKU: 32PX27808

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  • Regular price $36.95

The quad-bearing Gimbal Joystick is a high-quality, two-axis human input device. It is useful for sending continuously-variable settings, such as position, direction, or throttle values to a connected microcontroller.

The joystick has a spring return on one axis to keep it centered, and detents on the other to hold its position. The detent strength and shaft length are adjustable, for a customized action and feel. It interfaces readily with analog-to-digital converters as well as simple RC timing circuits. The included adapter kit provides a connection option to breadboards or thru-hole boards with 0.1″ spacing (simple soldering required).

  • 5 k-ohm linear-taper potentiometer on each axis provides even resistance transitions without skips
  • Ball-bearing action on both axes make for silky-smooth, jitter-free operation
  • Selectable spring return-to-center on vertical axis for rudder-type or throttle-type inputs
  • Selectable detents and/or friction on vertical axis to hold joystick in place when not being manually held
Application Ideas:
  • Game controller
  • Remote control for robotics
  • Manual control for interactive displays
Note: Simple soldering is required to assemble the optional adapter board.Gimbal Joystick with Adapter Key Specifications:
  • Power Requirements: Passive device; will work with any low-voltage supply
  • Interface: Resistive or voltage divider output
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.3 x 2.4 in (6.7 x 5.9 x 6.21 cm)
  • Gimbal Joystick with Adapter Kit Contents:
  • (1) Gimbal Joystick
  • (2) 3-pin headers
  • (1) 1.5 mm 6-connector socket
  • (1) Adapter board PCB