looking to build a diy joystick/ button box

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looking to build a diy joystick/ button box

Post by gotwake » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:06 am

Hey gents I am new to the sparkfun forums, I have enough of an electronics knowledge to make me dangerous, but not enough that I still get myself lost pretty easily.

I am in the inital planning stages of building my own flight stick joystick.

something that will be along the lines of this.... although im sure not near as nice.


what i am hoping that one of you will be able to point me in the direction of is a breakout board that would take care of the matrixing of the buttons.

Similar to what this guy did but with the at least 8 axis's available? (~32 buttons and 8 axis's would be ideal.)



everything that i am seeing for boards that do matrixing are on the output side of things rather than the input.

Leo bodnar has a couple of boards available that too what I am looking for but the price is on the high end. ~$60 before shipping, but the more I look the more it is seeming that will likely be the route to go. (I don't have the knowledge or design ability to have a custom pcb printed) and would rather not have to use a prototype board to make my own matrix.

http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php ... cts_id=204

http://www.leobodnar.com/shop/index.php ... cts_id=274

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