Qwiic Joystick Hookup Guide
Now, you can easily add an HID/controller to your project! The SparkFun Qwiic Joystick combines the convenience of the Qwiic connection system and an analog joystick that feels reminiscent of the thumbstick from a PlayStation 2 controller.
Thanks to an ATtiny85 on the Qwiic Joystick, all the necessary bits are taken care of and your microcontroller only needs to look for your inputs in the registers of the I2C device.
The Qwiic Joystick does need a few additional items for you to get started. The RedBoard Qwiic is for the Arduino examples and the Qwiic Hat is for the Raspberry Pi example (see note below). You may already have a few of these items, so feel free to modify your cart based on your needs.
If you're unfamiliar with jumper pads, I2C, or Python be sure to checkout some of these foundational tutorials.
How to Work with Jumper Pads and PCB Traces
Raspberry Pi SPI and I2C Tutorial
Qwiic HAT for Raspberry Pi Hookup Guide
Python Programming Tutorial: Getting Started with the Raspberry Pi
The Qwiic Joystick utilizes the Qwiic connect system. We recommend familiarizing yourself with the Logic Levels and I2C tutorials (above) before using it. Click on the banner above to learn more about our Qwiic products.