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Transcript  Food   Living   Outside   Play   Technology   Workshop simple wired 2 motor control joystick by little_spiro  on July 22, 2008 Intro: Simple wired 2 motor control joystick i wanted for a long time to have a control joystick(control box), wich can easy change the directions of 2 motors. so i made one. it's not hard to build and works perfect.the costs vary between 2 and 4 euro. feel free to change/improve the project using creativity and better parts. share your experience! i hope my bad english won't be anobstacle ( i have a lot of pics though :).so have fun building the two motor control joystick! Step 1: The idea on the schematic i use 1-pole pushbuttons (0.20euro/unit), but that's only because the 2-pole ones were too expensive (3euro/unit). so i had to group them to change thepolarity. i also used a bit different schematic, but only because i didn't know, that these pushbuttons have 4 usable pins(you'll see what i mean on the 3th step). thisschematic work too, but it can be a bit more complicated to build. Step 2: Parts 1. breadboard2. 8x 1-pole pushbuttons or 4x 2-pole push buttons3. wireseverything else depends on your scrap collection :) Step 3: Soldering 1. cut the breadboard in a shape you like, but so, that there is enough space to cut a hole in the middle.2. put the pushbuttons on the breadboard, like on the picture. the distance between 2 oppisite pairs of buttons depends on the size of part 7*. part 7 shoud barelly touchthe buttons, when it's in the middle.3. solder the push buttons4. solder the wires on the back side(pic 2).you have to test the pins first and find the best way to connet them after you are sure what every one of them do. feel free to ask, if you don't get the ideapart7 - sorry, but i don't know the word (look step 2) Step 4: Connecting the buttons 1. stick hard plastic, metal or wood on the top of every to pairs(thay have to be pushed together) (pic 1)2. stick small nails in the middle (use super glue) (pic 2)3. make holes on the breadboard for the screws (pic 3)4. connect the wires to the OUT and IN connections. i used 2 of the screws for IN and part11(pic5) for OUT (pic 4) Step 5: Making the basis/box find some box or use a piece of wood, metal or hard plastic for basis. drill holes in the same distance like on the breadboard. put the screws in them and stick part7 overthe main hole Step 6: Last step 1. attach the breadboard (pic1)2. use the second part7 to make the stick (pic 2)3. put everything together4. you are done! now you can control every toy which uses 1 or 2 motors(cars, small robots, etc.).it's not a bad idea to test the schematic before you put everything together. it saves time! :phave fun with your joystick!  Related Instructables CRANE GAME by marc.cryan Modding a tankfor wirelesscontrol  bypityukecske Robot driven byPS3 controllerthroughArduino andWifi shield  bygtri2013 UltimateUpCycling: $40WheelchairRobot  (Photos)by Dark Light BARC Jeep - AnXBOXControlledPower Wheels by ADN Makers Getting StartedWith TheMC33932 DualMotor Shield  byJayconSystems Advertisements Comments 33 comments  Add Comment   wethecom  says: Feb 12, 2009. 9:22 PM REPLY simple an effective i like itback in the day of commodores really old computers just in case your to young to know i would buy controllers for them they were similar to atari controllersand this is the part that may help you out a bitthey actually used tire stems for the joy sticks ..bonus part is you can buy cool tire stem caps that look really coolcheck it out ...when you see it i bet it clicks in your head what im talking about  little_spiro  says: Feb 13, 2009. 5:54 PM REPLY hey, thanks for the idea, but it works perfect for me like this, because the short stick allows me to control it just with one finger.. ;)  Derin  says: Sep 7, 2008. 5:32 AM REPLY this is constructive criticism,btw. item 7 is called a washer  Fred82664  says: Sep 6, 2008. 7:10 PM REPLY hummm one could use a hollow tubing and insert a small POT with a wheel on top of the stick and run it in series with the push buttons thus would make theoutput variable. the stick could be made from a short length of Automobile brake line. cut threads in to the OD and still use the nut and washer method tomate the push button switches. never the less this is a cool project and would be vary useful for manual testing on individual robotic system (s) parts of asingle robot or other testing applications  Lftndbt  says: Jul 27, 2008. 6:43 AM REPLY Interesting.... I may have an application for that at the moment.I would be interested to see you try this setup out on a future project...The nature of the dial allows for almost instantanious switchs.My finger modelI'm going to try your idea out now... Thanks heaps!!    little_spiro  says: Aug 3, 2008. 11:54 AM REPLY here you are  axeman911  says: Jul 2, 2011. 11:20 PM REPLY is there some way to make so that u can make both motors run at the same time, or some way to use it to control a tank with individual left right motors??  little_spiro  says: Jul 3, 2011. 6:57 AM REPLY sure.both motors are running(with half speed tho) in every diagonal direction(see video)If by building you turn the whole schema 45 degree it will work perfect for your tank  axeman911  says: Jul 3, 2011. 6:15 PM REPLY thanks would an h-bridge also work link:  little_spiro  says: Jul 3, 2011. 10:16 PM REPLY ask tomtom4388   myxpykalix  says: Apr 1, 2010. 11:40 PM REPLY Hello! Could you tell me the title and artist of the music you used in the background? Good instructable thanks!  little_spiro  says: Jul 3, 2011. 7:00 AM REPLY   Udon  says: Nov 9, 2010. 12:39 PM REPLY This is very, very cool.Opens up all kinds of possibilities.  tomtom4388  says: Apr 2, 2010. 12:35 PM REPLY this is actually an h-bridge idea, but you have to be careful, if you press back and forward buttons at once you short-circuit your power sourcewhen using small batteries not too much trouble, but when using an big power supply you risk burning your switch or wires  kcls  says: Mar 31, 2010. 5:53 PM REPLY I've been looking around for something to control a mini prize claw. This would be perfect! Thanks for the great 'ible!    punkhead58  says: Mar 31, 2010. 11:09 AM REPLY By any chance, could Part 7   be a washer?  Patented  says: Mar 31, 2010. 5:41 PM REPLY thats what I am thinking..  fruitkid101  says: Mar 31, 2010. 4:31 PM REPLY You could use this to control a 3axis milling maching with regular motors instead of steepers. BTW what kind of motors are the ones you use. DC?  bombmaker2  says: Feb 12, 2009. 12:04 PM REPLY could u upload a new schematic like the one u used  little_spiro  says: Feb 13, 2009. 6:10 PM REPLY ah, ok, i got what you mean by the one u used . it's actually the same schematic. u just have to test which 2 pins make contact and leave the othertwo... that's all. you can see better what i mean in step 3, pic2. have fun! (and ask, if needed)  DELETED_madscientist167  says: Oct 21, 2009. 1:54 PM (removed by author or community request)  little_spiro  says: Oct 21, 2009. 10:20 PM REPLY i'm working in bulgaria right now, but the next year i'm moving to germany.tschussdo skoro ;)  bombmaker2  says: Feb 14, 2009. 2:00 PM REPLY k thanks  little_spiro  says: Feb 13, 2009. 6:11 PM REPLY i don't understand where is the problem in this one.. ok, it's not like the schematics you get from radioshack, but i think it's clear enough.. i can't makebetter one, but i can answer a specific question, when you have one ;)  thor44  says: Jul 30, 2008. 7:54 AM REPLY Nice...if i wanted to do this with a higher battery voltage, say a small 12v battery, would i need to change anything, like the wire gauge or etc..  omnibot  says: Oct 13, 2008. 3:04 PM REPLY I'd say the easy way would be to just scale up, use switches and cables for 12 volt. The cool way would be to use relays closer to the motors.  godfreyandthandi  says: Mar 14, 2009. 1:54 AM REPLY seconded!  falcotheimpaler  says: Dec 18, 2008. 3:22 AM REPLY this puts every idea i've had on this manner to shame. it's better than an h-bridge, and simpler than a microcontroller.  mario59  says: Aug 8, 2008. 7:28 AM REPLY Your INSTRUCTABLE is really *NEAT* !!!!I love simple idea to solve otherwise a bit complicated problems.I have to say I NEVER THOUGHT about such circuitry before!I think, if not patented, it should!!!CONGRATULATIONS!!!  dchall8  says: Jul 23, 2008. 10:16 PM REPLY Not to take anything away from your project, but I like to plant this seed where it seems to fit. I'd like to see some electronic genius convert a $30 gamecontroller into a real radio control device.
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