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Gimbal Joystick with Adapter

  • 27808: Gimbal Joystick with assembled Adapter
  • 27808: Gimbal Joystick with unassembled Adapter
  • 27808: Gimbal Joystick
Product ID: 27808
In Stock: 16


The Quad-Bearing Gimbal Joystick is a high-quality, two-axis human input device. It is useful for sending continuously-variable settings, such as position, direction, or throttle values to a connected microcontroller. 

The joystick has a spring return on one axis to keep it centered, and detents on the other to hold its position.  The detent strength and shaft length are adjustable, for a customized action and feel.  It interfaces readily with analog-to-digital converters as well as simple RC timing circuits. The included adapter kit provides a connection option to breadboards or thru-hole boards with 0.1" spacing (simple soldering required).

Key Features:

  • 5 k-ohm linear-taper potentiometer on each axis provides even resistance transitions without skips
  • Ball-bearing action on both axes make for silky-smooth, jitter-free operation
  • Selectable spring return-to-center on vertical axis for rudder-type or throttle-type inputs
  • Selectable detents and/or friction on vertical axis to hold joystick in place when not being manually held

Application Ideas:

  • Game controller
  • Remote control for robotics
  • Manual control for interactive displays

Note: Simple soldering is required to assemble the optional adapter board.


  • Power Requirements:  Passive device; will work with any low-voltage supply 
  • Interface: Resistive or voltage divider output 
  • Dimensions:  2.7 x 2.3 x 2.4 in (6.7 x 5.9 x 6.21 cm)

Kit Contents:

  • (1) Gimbal Joystick
  • (2) 3-pin headers
  • (1) 1.5 mm 6-connector socket
  • (1) Adapter board PCB

Downloads & Documentation

Product Specific Downloads
Download Details More Info
Gimbal Joystick Mount Plate Files - 21.06 KB | updated: 11 Mar 2016 - 10:37 am
Gimbal Joystick with Adapter Product Guide - 2.13 MB | updated: 13 Nov 2019 - 5:17 pm
Gimbal Joystick BASIC Stamp Code - 266 bytes | updated: 26 Nov 2013 - 1:18 pm
Gimbal Joystick Example Spin Code - 37.18 KB | updated: 26 Nov 2013 - 1:16 pm