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SMS analog joystick idea
Post Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:01 pm
Could it be possible to create an analog joystick for the SMS based on the paddle, with each direction having 6 bits of accuracy?
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:58 am
Thats esentially what the sports pad is.. except its a ball instead of joystick, and its 8 bit of resolution.
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Oh wait, the Sports Pad was analog? I thought it was a glorified D-Pad!
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:48 pm
It had a mode to emulate a D-pad, but it also has a genuinely analogue trackball mode.
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:00 pm
So I guess it would be very easy to create a custom analog joystick that emulates the Sports Pad. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Yes, I think you could do it with a microcontroller fairly easily.
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Post Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:12 am
of course with a switch to turn it digital so that one might use that instead of d-pad too
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