This is a joystick very similar to the 'analog' joysticks on PS2 (PlayStation 2) controllers. Directional movements are simply two potentiometers - one for each axis. Pots are ~10k each. This joystick also has a select button that is actuated when the joystick is pressed down.
To make it easier to to mount we now carry a break out board
for the joystick.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 May, 2009.