The Joystick Shield sits on top of your Arduino and turns it into a simple controller. Five momentary push buttons (4+ joystick select button) and a two-axis thumb joystick gives your Arduino functionality on the level of old Nintendo controllers.
The momentary push buttons are connected to Arduino digital pins 2-6; when pressed they will pull the pin low. Vertical movement of the joystick will produce a proportional analog voltage on analog pin 0, likewise, horizontal movement of the joystick can be tracked on analog pin 1.
This product is in kit form and includes the components listed below.
JoyStick Shield pcb
4x Momentary Push Button Switch - 12mm Square
1x Thumb Joystick
1x Mini Push Button Switch (breaks out Arduino's reset switch)
2x 6-pin .1" Male Header pins
2x 8-pin .1" Male Header pins
Arduino Sample Sketch
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 21 December, 2009.