Wireless Joystick Hookup Guide

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The Wireless Joystick Kit provides an easy way to control your next XBee project. Before the Wireless Joystick, radio controlled projects used hobby RC transmitters, the same that are used for RC cars, boats, and planes. The problem with these transmitters is many aren't customizable, and the ones that are, tend to be too expensive for many of us. The Wireless Joystick aims to bring a custom wireless solution for those that want to control their project the way they want to, not the way they're forced to.

SparkFun Wireless Joystick Kit

SparkFun Wireless Joystick Kit


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Before getting started, you may find the following links useful:

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