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An inexpensive joystick interface. Interface up to four joysticks, use only one input/output port, use no processor cycles for conversion and sample each analog signal at least 1000 times per second. Est. cost: $35-$45.
BYTE Mar 1977 (v.2#3) pg. 88
Correction BYTE Mar 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 46

A homebrew joystick for use with the Apple II computer. Includes a BASIC program to implement interactive drawing on the color TV screen. Article also covers one users reaction to the Apple II computer.
BYTE Mar 1978 (v.3#3) pg. 18

Joystick interfaces. Circuits for both static and software-driven interfaces are shown.
BYTE Sep 1979 (v.4#9) pg. 10

Penny pincher's joystick interface. Estimated cost: $6.
BYTE Sep 1980 (v.5#9) pg. 86

Schematic for interfacing an Atari joystick to the parallel port of a computer.
BYTE Dec 1980 (v.5#12) pg. 320

Radio Shack Color Computer from A to D. How to interface a joystick to the built-in A/D circuitry.
BYTE Dec 1981 (v.6#12) pg. 134

Build a joystick A-to-D converter for the TRS-80 Model I or III.
BYTE Jan 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 160
Added Info BYTE Sep 1982 (v.7#9) pg. 398

How to employ a 100K-ohm joystick potentiometer as a joystick for an IBM PC.
BYTE Oct 1983 (v.8#10) pg. 548

Microcomputer joystick interfacing methods. Two ways to add a joystick or paddle.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Mar 1983 (v.21#3) pg. 53

An experimental infrared joystick interface for the TRS-80 Color Computer.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Nov 1983 (v.21#11) pg. 94

Experimenting with Coleco's Adam computer. How to connect an external speaker and amplifier. How to use Adam as an intruder alarm via the joysticks.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Apr 1984 (v.22#4) pg. 22

A close look at IBM's PCjr joystick ports and how to use them to convert the computer into both a simple light meter and a sophisticated, light-sensing storage oscilloscope. Ideas are applicable to other computers, too.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Aug 1984 (v.22#8) pg. 18

Build the joymouse. Circuit allows a joystick to function as both a joystick and a conventional mouse at the flick of a switch. Est. cost: $25 (kit).
ELECTRONICS NOW Jan 1998 (v.69#1) pg. 51

Joysticks and trackballs. How they work and tips on repairing them.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Apr 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 63

Upgrade the digital joystick for an electronic game by adding a "rapid fire" trigger.
HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Sep 1988 (v.5#9) pg. 35
Correction HANDS-ON ELECTRONICS Dec 1988 (v.5#12) pg. 5

Expand your KIM. Part 5. A/D interfacing (for joysticks).

Build a joystick interface for an Altair 8800B. Includes schematic, construction tips, and software.

PET user port cookbook. Excerpts from a new book tells how to use the user port. This port features 8 bidirectional lines and 2 handshake lines. Several application circuits and programs demonstrate the use of this port. Included is a unique low-cost alternative to a joystick that is easier to use.

PET I/O port expander. Part 3. Joystick interfacing.

Use a joystick or switches to program a PET computer. May be applicable to persons with physical handicaps.
KILOBAUD MICROCOMPUTING #59 Nov 1981 (v.5#11) pg. 66

Dueling joysticks. Add two more joysticks to your VIC computer, thus letting up to three people play at the same time. Est. cost: $10.
MICROCOMPUTING Sep 1982 (v.6#9) pg. 100

How to interface a printer to the joystick ports of an Atari computer.
MICROCOMPUTING #80 Aug 1983 (v.7#8) pg. 80
Added Info MICROCOMPUTING #86 Feb 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 8

How to make your own joysticks. Est. cost: $10.
MICROCOMPUTING #81 Sep 1983 (v.7#9) pg. 56

Remote control basics. How to use modulated radio waves as an alternate communication method. Includes instructions for building a radio controlled joystick for an Atari computer.
MICROCOMPUTING Jul 1984 (v.8#7) pg. 42

From joysticks to tablets. An introduction to position entry devices.
MICROCOMPUTING Sep 1984 (v.8#9) pg. 44

Pressure-sensitive resistors. Do-it-yourself pressure-sensitive resistors (PSR) and commercial PSRs viewed. Application circuits include a tone generator, comparator, and computer joystick.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 56

Using joystick ports on personal computers as input ports for analog signals.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1988 (v.5#10) pg. 66

Experimenting with a joystick. Part 1. Basic concepts and applications.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1981 (v.19#11) pg. 88

Experimenting with a joystick. Part 2. Some typical applictions.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Dec 1981 (v.19#12) pg. 97

Adapter makes Nintendo joysticks compatible with a computer's game port. Est. cost: $15 (kit).
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Dec 1993 (v.10#12) pg. 34

Build the "motion memory", an automated assistant that can record and playback motion sequences on cue. Interface a joystick to a pair of hobby servos. Up to 21 seconds of motion are recorded in digital memory. Est. cost: $35.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1994 (v.11#8) pg. 63

Versatile analog interface for your computer. Build this device to look at outside world without complex analog-to-digital conversion. Applications include a capacitance meter, proximity switch, and joystick interface.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1980 (v.51#5) pg. 57

Easy-to-build joystick replacement for your Atari VCS home videogame gives you improved control plus a rapid-fire option and a tilt-activated fire switch.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1983 (v.54#2) pg. 42

Building an analog-type joystick which uses either a stick or thumb-wheels to control two potentiometers. Basic mechanical design and construction are illustrated.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1986 (v.57#2) pg. 12

Graphic biofeedback monitor. How to interface a simple biofeedback device to a Commodore 64 computer's joystick port to provide a graphic display of your state of mental relaxation.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1986 (v.57#10) pg. 6 (ComputerDigest)
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1987 (v.58#2) pg. 102

Game cards, transducers and experimental inputs. (1) How to attach joysticks to a computer using a game card. (2) Using various transducers to capture input data for a computer. Looks at resistive sensors, switches, slow-speed rotation, light-beam detector, etc. (3) Design ideas for a water-level gauge, simple wind direction indicator, and a tipping-bucket rain gauge.
SCIENCE PROBE! Jul 1991 (v.1#3) pg. 14