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does anyone use a joystick with a fair amount of buttons on it, that is shorter than 7" tall
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Re: Joysticks

less than 7" in any direction*, length, width, or height
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Re: Joysticks

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does anyone use a joystick with a fair amount of buttons on it, that is shorter than 7" tall
Instead of posting twice you can always click edit in the lower right corner of your post

But how many buttons do you need, minimum?
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Re: Joysticks

I donated my Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 to the team for use as the OP stick. Its got 4 axis (X,Y, and a Z that you twist the stick for, and a throttle), something like 10 buttons, and a hat.



You can really just use any usb joystick..

EDIT: Okay, 8 buttons.
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Re: Joysticks

A USB gamepad such as the Logitec has two little joysticks, and a bunch of buttons....and they're very compact. Try it you'll like it.
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Re: Joysticks

If you just need the buttons you could always try ESTOP's I/O module and make your own button board.

Dont forget you can use more then 2 USB inputs, and so youd still have both joysticks, but with an added bonus of an easy to use, custom buton board.
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Re: Joysticks

Are team uses a Logitech attack 3 put into a radio shack project box. It works well for an actuator joystick.
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Re: Joysticks

Generally my students have just used a USB game pad, ours happens to be an xbox controller, whenever they have needed a collection of buttons without the joystick for the operator.
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Re: Joysticks

Logitech extreme 3d pro has 6 buttons on the side, throttle, 4 buttons on the stick, hat switch, trigger and side button, and a twist stick.



Basically the KOP joystick but better...
But it's height is 7 3/4 inches
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Basically the KOP joystick but better...
That is the KOP Joystick?
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That is the KOP Joystick?
No, it isn't. The KOP joystick is a Logitech Attack 3, this is an Extreme 3.

While similar, the Extreme 3 has an extra button and a mini-joystick (I don't know the correct term) on the top. Plus this has a twist stick, the KOP one does not.

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Re: Joysticks

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Logitech extreme 3d pro has 6 buttons on the side, throttle, 4 buttons on the stick, hat switch, trigger and side button, and a twist stick.



Basically the KOP joystick but better...
But it's height is 7 3/4 inches
It depends what you're looking for when you say better. Attack 3 has way more buttons than I need anyway, so the smaller footprint and lower cost is better for our uses.
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While similar, the Extreme 3 has an extra button and a mini-joystick (I don't know the correct term) on the top.
Its usually referred to as a hat switch or something like that, I just call it a hat.
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Re: Joysticks

Our team has used Logitech Attack 2's in the past, and they have been rather reliable and very applicable. This year, one of our drivers used an x-box controller to control the drivetrain and the other driver used an attack 2 to control ball intake, elevator, & shooter. In my opinion, the factors that influence what controller you go with should be the game itself, and driver preferences.
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No, it isn't. The KOP joystick is a Logitech Attack 3, this is an Extreme 3.

While similar, the Extreme 3 has an extra button and a mini-joystick (I don't know the correct term) on the top. Plus this has a twist stick, the KOP one does not.

Hope this helps!
Ah, I see, our team never uses the KOP joysticks, we get the Extreme 3Ds and store them with the KOP stuff.
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