Thumb Slide Joystick

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The Thumb Slide Joystick is an analog resistive joystick, similar to the joystick found on the PSP1000. Instead of rocking like a traditional joystick, the joystick slides.


The cap is removable, and is covered with a 'sticky' material so your thumb won't slide off. The pads are spaced by 2mm.

Hooking it up

With the pins facing you, the joystick functions are as follows:

  • Pin 1 - x-axis
  • Pin 2 - +5V
  • Pin 3 - y-axis
  • Pin 4 - gnd


The joystick effectively operates as two variable resistors. The middle position ranges from about 3.5kOhms-4kOhms, with a variable range form about 2kOhms-5kkOhms depending on the direction pushed.

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