The motivation behind creating the Joystick DIY Kit is to offer a project that is simple to build and highly versatile to use. With this Joystick Kit you are able to easily control a wide variety of motorized projects.
Step 1: PCD Assembly and Soldering
Take a look at the required components above and determine their final position on the PCB. The following images should be a good reference:
Place groups of components on the board and then solder them to the pads. It is recommended to start with components with the lowest profile, like for example resistor and them move up to components like buttons with higher profile.
To determine the values of the given resistors and to place them in the correct position, please refer to a resistor color code calculator like this one:
In this section we will explain how to make the DIY Kit compatible with the project.
After the Builder Base got connected to the bottom of the Joystick, the ends of the ribbon cable can be split and wired into the Builder Base. There is a little dot on the bottom of the PCB next to the ribbon cable connector indicating which pin is the most outer on after the cable is plugged in. Then there is a table explaining which pin is which in or output from the Joystick. Please wire the single wires from the ribbon cable to the client as follows:
SW1 → GP0
Y1 → GP1
X1 → GP2
SW2 → GP3
Y2 → GP4
X2 → GP5
SW3 → GP6
Then 3.3V gets connected which each other, same procedure for GND.
The firmware file is different than in the project and can be found here: