What would YOU do with that? (Uses for odd components)

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it’s remind me a siren bike toy

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I got a ton!

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got 2 of these 3-axis 10k joysticks. Is there anything to do expect a CV source, and make the synth feel like a spaceship even more?

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Could be interesting to build an ms-20 filter and have X for cutoff and Y for resonance. IIRC the Korg Wavestation uses a joystick to mix 4(?) signal sources together. Are they sprung?

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Yes they are, but I can take out the springs from the x and y axes.

Those are the types of applications I was thinking of, yes! I think for flexibility, I will make them into -5 - 5v outputs, including inverted. Then I can patch them into eg a filter with vc resonance for such an effect. Think I’ll take the springs out of one of them, leave the other sprung.

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Maybe you can use this dual CV joystick and mod it for 3 axes
I’ve made it and it’s verified
With this type of module you can drive a cut off CV of a filter, but also everything with CV input :wink: )
it can send -5V to +5V

btw i put out a spring of one to use it like a wheel, more for pitch bend

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Thanks!! This is pretty much what I had in mind!

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Hey, I think I’ll build this one. I have 2 old joysticks but they are 150Kb which means logarithmic. Will this be ans issue?

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I really don’t know, maybe try it, Log or Lin i’m not sure that’s make a big difference, the schem is done for a approx 10K joystick (pot) but …

“B” usually refers to a linear response. Are you sure they are logarithmic? Log curve on a joystick doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. Maybe ‘W’ curve, but that’s rare.

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I thought that as well but i have pots of different values that i ordered from asia and also pots that i took out of lower price range stuff that have a B on it but are clearly audio taper.
Also, very old potentiometers have it the other way round

I think there might be some manufacturers that still use the old designations of have them switched around for some reason.

I usually just check them with a multimeter before i use them just to be sure

EDIT: it is pretty weird for a joystick though.

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I am always confused with the A and B on pots, checked them with an Ohmmeter and they are clearly Log. I can’t remember where I got them and what I wanted to use them for. Some universal controller I guess that never went beyond planning phase. I also used one of them in my guitar to pan between 2 pickups, but that didn’t work out good enough either.

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yes between the old notations and the different sources it is a little complicated, if I say no stupidity, B is Lin for me, but maybe also Log in Japan

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This may sound radical but you could open the pots on the joystick device and replace the disk plates with ones from a linier pot?

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On joysticks, how about these 5v force resistive? Joysticks salvaged from an old specialised digitiser (for GIS I believe)
I’m tempted to hook them up to 5v and the outputs straight to Jacks to see if they will work as expression controllers. But I also suspect gain and maybe offset so cantered is 0v might be better?

I removed the original cast resin thumb rests to reveal the knurled brass, thinking of mounting wooden balls to them. (So many ball jokes I my head :rofl:)

Other ideas? I have two ….

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Those look badass, do you have a type number for them?

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They are MSI 462. I’ve found a basic data sheet. Be warned prices on the secondary market for them are eye watering expensive last time I checked. If anyone knows or finds a reasonably priced source for these (subminiature force operated joysticks) I would be interested.

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400 GBP, big oof. But it’s good to know the keyword, I will keep an eye out. Thanks!

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That won’t help. These have a much smaller wiper angle than regular pots. Less than 90 degrees I’d say.

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Will try this approach: Modding a log pot to linear pot ? - MOD WIGGLER

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