The Thumbstick Click Board™ is a quality input board that makes it easy for the users to add a high precision analogue thumb joystick to their design. This Click Board™ features an MCP3204 12-bit A/D converter. It also has got a pushbutton enabled joystick with dual-axis and spring return. This joystick is quite similar to the ones used on joypads on popular gaming consoles like PS2 and Xbox controllers. Thumbstick Click Board™ has a typical life span of 100,000 cycles. With the help of two potentiometers connected to a stick, directional input gets received in the x and y axes of the joystick unit. An interrupt signal to the target board microcontroller is sent by the mechanical push button. The MCP3204 12-bit A/D converter then converts the analogue signal to digital. To output this digital signal to the target board, Thumbstick Click Board™ makes use of MikroBUS SPI (CS, SCK, MISO and MOSI) lines.
Thumbstick Click Board™ Input device is suitable for fine control of graphical user interfaces and remote control operated video games since it facilitates 360-degree directional movement.