Thumb Joystick Hookup Guide

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Hardware Overview: Breakout

The breakout board has 5 pins broken out to easily connect to the thumb joystick. When mounting and programming with the joystick, make sure to keep track of the orientation of the board to determine what position the joystick is in.

Thumb Joystick Breakout Board Top View

  • VCC - Connect this to your positive supply (usually 5V or 3.3V depending on your logic levels).
  • VERT - This is the vertical output voltage (will be about half of VCC when the joystick is centered).
  • HORIZ - This is the horizontal output voltage (will be about half of VCC when the joystick is centered).
  • SEL - This is the output from the pushbutton, normally open, will connect to GND when the button is pushed.
  • GND - Connect this to your ground line (GND).