Joysticks were a thing in the past. They would allow you to pay realistic racing or plane shooting games but have been biting the dust since the advent of fancy motion sensor video games. But Raspberry Pi, leaves behind no one, as we have seen, has integrated Joystick with some old school games. They are still awesome, if you ask us.
Get your old joystick out, dust it and get going.
Here’s what you are going to need:
· A general purpose input/output (GPIO) joystick (most of you will already have one)
· PC serial card cable
· A breadboard
· A few 10K pull up resistors and some patch cables
You can use Python to generate keystrokes. But there are a few bugs in the code given, but it works just fine. This guy has also given an alternative kernel code to make life simpler for you. Check out the code, see the pictures, get you own uber cool joystick.
We would love to hear if you have any brilliant ideas to improve this.
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