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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

could you take a pic of the springs for us? or just open the bottom and take a pic of that? Thanks.
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

Sure, I'll try to do that tomorrow.
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

cool, thank you much
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

Could you please email/pm me a picture of the springs on the bottom? I would like to try and modify our flimsy joysticks..T_T.

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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

i asked him to post it, lol, that way everyone can see
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

Sorry about taking so long guys. On Sunday nobody had a camera, not even a camera phone. Yesterday, I forgot to ask if anyone brought one. I think somebody will have a camera tonight, even if it is just a cell camera. So, either myself or another team member should be able to post it today/tomorrow.

There really isn't much to see. There are a couple of little plastic "arms" inside the joystick with notches for holding a spring. What we did was take a couple of stronger springs we had lying around, cut them shorter, and bend the last coil to fit into the notch, which is what took so long (ever try to plastically deform spring steel?).

NB: to anyone attempting to modify the springs; the screws that hold the joystick together strip really easily. I had to drill them out to open the first joystick we modified (I screwed up the switch wiring on the first one, and had to retrieve the stronger springs from it for the second joystick). This was after just one or two disassemble/assemble cycles. Definitely use a screwdriver and not a hand drill w/ a screwdriver bit.
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

No problem for the wait
ill just be glad to have the pic sometime before ship.
thank you very much
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick



Sorry for the slow reply. It sounds like the stronger springs will hopefully benefit many teams.
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Re: pic: Team 587 2008 modified joystick

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Sorry for the slow reply. It sounds like the stronger springs will hopefully benefit many teams.
Thanks for posting this. I tore apart an old kitstick today and dremel'd down that plastic box thing thats on the left side with a slot... stuck a limit switch in & reused one of the buttons from the thumb aux buttons just below it. Epoxy'd them in.

For anyone else that takes theirs apart, unscrew it! I was thinking about just cutting the neck of the stick in half, but its actually super easy to take apart with about 8 screws or so.
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