14. Joystick:bit V2

14.1. Introduction


Joystick:bit V2 is a game board based on micro:bit. It contains a 4-direction joystick and 4 undefined buttons. At the same time, it enhances the game experience with its on-board buzzer and vibration motor. Joystick:bit V2 can also be used as a remote control with a good apperance and comfortable feels.

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Note:There are two versions of Joystick bit V2

Joystick bit V2:

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Joystick bit V2 Plus:

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14.2. Characteristic:


  • Language: Javascript / Makecode / Microsoft Touch Develop / Python.

  • Load with buzzer.

  • Support vibration feedback.

  • Compatible with the MakeCode packages .

  • Power off automacticly after unplugging the micro:bit.

14.3. Outlook and dimension


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14.4. Main parts introduction


Handle

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X and Y connect to the P1 and P2 port on the micro:bit accordingly.

Buzzer

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The buzzer connects to the P0 port on the micro:bit.

Vibration Motor

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It connects to the P16 port on the micro:bit

Buttons

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C、D、E&F connect to the P12、P13、P14 and P15 ports on the micro:bit accordingly.


Installment

Install two pieces AAA batteries and insert the micro:bit.

Add “joystick:bit” package.

Go to MakeCode and create a new project, then click “Extensions”.

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Search with “ joystickbit” to add it.

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14.5. Programming


Once you press the buttons on the joystick:bit, it comes about vibration feedback with buttons sign showing.

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Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_YUaM2rdcFFYx

You may also download it directly below:

14.6. Result

After downloading, turn on the power switch and you will hear the system tone.

Push any one button on the Joysitick bit, it vibrates once.

14.7. Project 1: Electronic organ


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Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_DHgcRfb6oJp5

You may also download it directly below:

14.8. Result

It plays tones through the handle and the buttons.

14.9. Project 2: Direction indicator


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Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_YVdggwifHWEm

You may also download it directly below:

14.10. Result

The direction of the arrow on the micro:bit is controlled by the handle.

14.11. Project 3: LED Controller


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Link: https://makecode.microbit.org/_KPMW36Pq0aLm

You may also download it directly below:

14.12. Result

The on/ff status for each LED on the micro:bit is controlled by the handle.

14.13. Below are cases of remote control:

Remote control cutebot

Remote control TPBot

14.14. More Info


More info pls visit: http://www.elecfreaks.com