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Making a Joystick

Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:31 pm

I have found a step by step instruction on making a very basic circuit board based joystick for the Pi. I have never done soldering and making one looks like a fun project. The instructions say that if it is not done right it can damage the Pi.

If I do make a mistake on the wiring or soldering and hook it up to the Pi does anyone think there is a danger to the Pi itself?

I am still waiting for mine to arrive (at least another 3 weeks) so I am looking for projects in the interim. However the last thing I want to do is get the Pi try out my home made joy stick and find it is ruined.

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Re: Making a Joystick

Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:35 pm

post a link so someone can look at it.
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Re: Making a Joystick

Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:53 pm

Computer Active Magazine in the UK has a three series guide-the "joystick" instructions are in issue 383. They have made a mistake on the diagram and that combined with my novice status concerns me. I want to use the PI to learn things like basic soldering etc by making things to use with th Pi, but if it is likely to "blow a fuse" if I have made a mistake I would probably avoid hooking it up.

The link below shows the amended circuit board.

http://www.computeractive.co.uk/ca/pc-h ... spberry-pi

many thanks

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