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Joystick Resolving Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066978D
Original Publication Date: 1979-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Carmichael, M [+details]

Abstract

Joysticks find application in cursor control for CRT displays, TV games and model aircraft control. In a null position the stick is aligned with a Z axis and has two degrees of freedom. The mechanism resolves stick angular components in X and Y directions into respective x and y angular rotations of transducer shafts to generate electrical output signals. The mechanism described has fixed transducers and provides a compact device as the working elements lie in the X,Y plane when the stick is at the null position.