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Arduino and Joystick example

by iainhendry71

This example shows how to connect a joystick to your Arduino.

Here is a picture of the joystick I am using, again this was part of the 37 in 1 sensor kit that I purchased recently

arduino joystick

arduino joystick

Here is the pinout and where I connected it

Pin Number Label Signal Arduino Connection
1 GND Ground
2 +5V 5V
3 VRx Voltage proportional to X position Connected to analogue pin 0
4 VRy Voltage proportional to Y position Connected to analogue pin 1
5 SW Joystick pushbutton Connected to Digital pin 2

Code

const int SWITCH = 2;
const int X_PIN = 0;
const int Y_PIN = 1;

void setup()
{
pinMode(SWITCH, INPUT);
digitalWrite(SWITCH, HIGH);
Serial.begin(115200); //watch the baud rate in the serial monitor
}

void loop()
{
Serial.print(digitalRead(SWITCH));
Serial.print(” – “);
Serial.print(analogRead(X_PIN));
Serial.print(” by “);
Serial.println(analogRead(Y_PIN));
delay(100);
}

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