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Upgrade your flight sim setup with Tom Stanton’s floor-mounted joystick

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Upgrade your flight sim setup with Tom Stanton’s floor-mounted joystick

Arduino TeamOctober 23rd, 2020

Most joysticks sit on your desktop, allowing you to control flight sims and other such games with a bit more realism than a keyboard and mouse. YouTuber Tom Stanton, however, decided to take things to the next level by creating one that pivots from the floor out of aluminum extrusion and 3D-printed parts.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgqflcHBTwc?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]

The device’s main control stick attaches the base via a ball bearing pivot system, using Hall effect sensors to detect its relatively limited rotational distance. Foot pedals are also implemented with a Hall effect sensor setup, and a throttle/switch/button interface is presented to the user by another extrusion section. The build interfaces with a computer using an Arduino Micro and the Arduino Joystick Library.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcKmBWGFUn8?feature=oembed&w=500&h=281]

Code for the project is available on GitHub, while print files can be found on Thingiverse if you’d like to make your own!

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