…next question comes from a Sailboat in Sweden or germany
Christian, you sound terribly frustrated. I’m sorry that you are having such trouble. Please contact email@example.com for direct support with our products. Please, let’s test everything with a store-bought joystick like the xbox controller, then you may attempt to use your custom controller with some more confidence.
Was BR support able to get your issues resolved and if so, what was the solution(s) to your issues?
If you are near Bergen you can borrow my Rov. to wipe away wrong. Also has lots of extra parts that you can try par by part.
Here is the handheld version of my desktop Hall Effect Joystick Controller
Nice set. Do you mind sharing the link for the box?
I assume that when you say the “box” you mean the case for the Joystick Controller?
If so, here it is.
You will notice that it does not come with the handles which I purchased off of eBay.
No problem. Glad to have been of help.
Are you going to build a custom controller with the box or some other project?
I would like to build a surface controller like yours but I would like to ask you for the “10k 1% linear pot”. How do you know the zero position after give an up or down order to BR? If I am not wrong it is a simple potensiometer, right or something more special? Can you tell me the link of the specific pot?
The pot that I used is a 10k precision wire wound that has 1% linearity.
The neutral point on a two axes pot style joystick is usually in the middle of the pot’s applied voltage which is usually +5 vdc. Therefore I set the knob pointer to be horizontal when the pot output is +2.5 vdc. If I move the pointer above horizontal position, the ROV will ascend and if I move the pot below the horizontal position, the ROV will descend.
The pot’s center point in relation to the knob pointer is easily calibrated when using the Windows 10 joy.cpl app.
thank you for answer. It is hard to find a pot with 1% linearity…
I have bought a Apem HF-33s10 joystick but I am a little confused and I would like to make some questions:
I have found the pin-out for the connector (see older post from @etienne) but I can’t understand which pin is the pin 1. Can anybody help me and send me a diagram or a clear photo?
@TCII, have wrote that he has “connect the Hall Effect joystick Y axis to Analog 1”, but when I read the pin out diagram of joystick I found “5: Yellow/Black - Y (dual output)” and “6: Yellow - Z”, which pin/cable do I have to connect to Leobondar board, the 5 or the 6? (I think 6 but I am not sure at all - I don’t know what “dual output” mean…).
What cables/connection have you use for the pins “GND” and “+5V” for each analog set on Leobondar board?
Have anybody a clear wiring diagram for the whole setup of a controller box?
I’m sorry for my questions but I am really novice in a such construction!!!
…what do you use for making the connector?..i used a solidier iron on the pins but i see its not good enough?