Products for USB Sensing and Control

Products for USB Sensing and Control

PHIDGETS Inc.

Unit 1 - 6115 4 St SE
Calgary AB  T2H 2H9
Canada
+1 403 282-7335

Mini Joy Stick Sensor

ID: 1113_0

This two-axis joystick has a momentary pushbutton switch and connects to two Analog Inputs or VINT Hub ports, and one Digital Input.

$15.00

Quantity Available: 925

Qty Price
5 $14.25
10 $13.50
25 $12.00
50 $10.50
100 $9.75

This miniature joystick has two axes and a pushbutton. Each axis, up/down and left/right, has a potentiometer with a center value of approximately half the supply voltage. When you move the Joystick from its center position the value will increase or decrease depending on the direction.

Pressing down on the Joystick pin will make a momentary contact that can be connected to a digital input on the PhidgetInterfaceKit through the terminal blocks.


Comes packaged with

Product Specifications

Sensor Properties
Sensor Type Input (Joystick)
Controlled By VoltageRatio Input, Digital Input (5V)
Sensor Output Type Ratiometric
Electrical Properties
Current Consumption Max 1 mA
Output Impedance 10 kΩ
Supply Voltage Min 3 V DC
Supply Voltage Max 5.3 V DC
Physical Properties
Operating Temperature Min -10 °C
Operating Temperature Max 70 °C

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Product History

Date Board Revision Device Version Comment
September 2003 0 N/A Product Release
August 20040N/AAnalog input connector changed from stereo jack to 3-pin Molex

Getting Started

Welcome to the 1113 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:


Next, you will need to connect the pieces:

1113 0 Connecting The Hardware.jpg
  1. Connect the 1113 to the 1018 with the Phidget cables. One port is needed for each axis of the stick.
  2. Connect the 1113 to the 1018 digital input.
  3. Connect the 1018 to your computer with the USB cable.


Now that you have everything together, let's start using the 1113!

Using the 1113

Phidget Control Panel

In order to demonstrate the functionality of the 1113, we will connect it to the 1018, and then run an example using the Phidget Control Panel on a Windows machine.


The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines. If you would like to follow along, first take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:


Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the 1113.

First Look

After plugging in the 1113 into the 1018, and the 1018 into your computer, open the Phidget Control Panel. You will see something like this:

1018 Panel.jpg


The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:

  • Serial number: allows you to differentiate between similar Phidgets.
  • Channel: allows you to differentiate between similar objects on a Phidget.
  • Version number: corresponds to the firmware version your Phidget is running. If your Phidget is listed in red, your firmware is out of date. Update the firmware by double-clicking the entry.


The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.

Voltage Ratio Input

Double-click on a Voltage Ratio Input object in order to run the example:

1018 Sensors VoltageRatioInput.png


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • Modify the change trigger and/or data interval value by dragging the sliders. For more information on these settings, see the data interval/change trigger page.
  • Select the 1113 from the Sensor Type drop-down menu. The Sensor Value will now return a value between -1 and 1. When you move the joystick from its center position, the value will increase or decrease depending on the direction.


Digital Input

Double-click on the Digital Input object in order to run the example:

1018 DigitalInputBTN Example.jpg


General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:

  • This is a button type device, therefore, it will be true when the button is pressed, and false in the default state.


Technical Details

General

The 1113 has two axes and a push button. Each axis, up/down and left/right, has a potentiometer with a center value of approximately 0.5 V/V (or 0 when using the Sensor Value). When you move the joystick from its center position the value will increase or decrease depending on the direction. Pressing down on the joystick will make a momentary contact that can be connected to a digital input on any compatible product.

Phidget Cable

Analoginput.jpg

The Phidget Cable is a 3-pin, 0.100 inch pitch locking connector. Pictured here is a plug with the connections labelled. The connectors are commonly available - refer to the Analog Input Primer for manufacturer part numbers.

What to do Next

  • Software Overview - Find your preferred programming language here to learn how to write your own code with Phidgets!
  • General Phidget Programming - Read this general guide to the various aspects of programming with Phidgets. Learn how to log data into a spreadsheet, use Phidgets over the network, and much more.
  • Phidget22 API - The API is a universal library of all functions and definitions for programming with Phidgets. Just select your language and device and it'll give you a complete list of all properties, methods, events, and enumerations that are at your disposal.

Interface Boards and Hubs

The joystick can be read by any Phidget with an Analog Input or VINT Hub port. It will connect to either one using the included Phidget cable. The pushbutton under the stick can be read by any Phidget with a Digital Input or a VINT Hub port. VINT Hub ports can behave just like Analog Inputs, but have the added flexibility of being able to be used as digital inputs, digital outputs, or ports to communicate with VINT devices. For more information about VINT, see the VINT Primer.

Product Digital Inputs Voltage Inputs
Image Part Number Price Number of Digital Inputs Number of Voltage Inputs
1010_0 $80.00 8 8
1011_0 $50.00 2 2
1018_2 $80.00 8 8
1019_1 $115.00 8 8
1065_0 $80.00 2 2
1073_0 $140.00 8 8
1203_2 $125.00 8 8
HUB0000_0 $30.00 6 (Shared) 6 (Shared)

Phidget Cables

This sensor comes with its own Phidget cable to connect it to an InterfaceKit or Hub, but if you need extras we have a full list down below. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.

Product Physical Properties
Image Part Number Price Cable Length
3002_0 $2.00 600 mm
3003_0 $1.50 100 mm
3004_0 $3.00 3.5 m
3034_0 $1.50 150 mm
3038_0 $2.25 1.2 m
3039_0 $2.75 1.8 m

Have a look at our other thumbsticks:

Product Sensor Properties
Image Part Number Price Controlled By
1113_0 $15.00 VoltageRatio Input, Digital Input (5V)
HIN1100_0 $20.00 VINT