OmegaRogue
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Funduino Joystick Shield V1.A

Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:38 am

Please help me! I need A Python Programm to use the Funduino Joystick Shield V1.A with the I2c Bus. I have connected it to the second I2C Pins

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TonyD
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Re: Funduino Joystick Shield V1.A

Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:28 pm

Connecting the Joystick Shield to the I2C bus won't do anything.

The buttons are digital signals and need to be connected to GPIO pins. The joystick produces analogue signals and the RPi doesn't have any analogue inputs so it needs to be connected to a analogue to digital converter (ADC) chip which can be connected to the I2C or SPI interface.

I used the Funduino Joystick Shield when prototyping my "R-kade Zero" mini arcade and used a MCP3002 ADC to interface to the analogue joysticks. You'll find a schematic for how I did it on hackaday project page:

https://hackaday.io/project/9844-r-kade-zero

In the end I made my own PCB and put it on kickstarter.
Tony

OmegaRogue
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Re: Funduino Joystick Shield V1.A

Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks! I now have the Sensor Kit V2.0 for Raspberry Pi B+, 2 and 3 and i now have a Raspberry Pi 3, in the sensor kit was a joystck and a PFC8591 AD/DA Converter and I tried the example Programm and there were errors: viewtopic.php?f=32&t=155212

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