Joystick Ball with Gadgeteer

Joystick Ball with Gadgeteer

This was a fun little exercise for me. For absolutely no reason whatsoever…

I wanted to use the Gadgeteer joystick to move a ball around the screen much like an Etch-A-Sketch. Here are the requirements:

  • A ball should appear on the display and movable by a joystick.
  • The ball must move “PacMan style”.
    • It should appear on the other side of the screen if it goes to the edge.
  • Vertical movement should be Y-invertible.
    • Some games moving the joystick down moves your display up. But this is an optional change.
  • An led should display if the Y-inversion is on.

Here’s a video of the final project.


Joystick Ball with Gadgeteer

 

The project is located at my JoystickBall GitHub repository.

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