Potentiometers

- Jun 09, 2020-

Potentiometers

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This joystick contains two potentiometers, connected with a gymbal mechanism that separates the "horizontal" and "vertical" movements. (If the joystick is flat on a table, these movements are more "front / back" and "left / right", but you get the idea.) 

The potentiometers are the two green/black boxes on the sides of the joystick. If you move the joystick while looking at the center axis of each potentiometer, you'll see that each of the potentiometers pick up movement in only one direction.