| Assistive Devices|
Release status: beta [box doku]
|Description||Using a thumb joystick as a mouse|
- 1 Installation & construction - Thumb joystick
- 1.1 Overview
- 1.2 BOM and expected costs
- 1.3 Computer requirements
- 1.4 Software Installation
- 1.5 Hardware build and installation
- 1.6 Connecting to computer
- 1.7 First time setup - configuration
- 1.8 Ideas
- 1.9 Extensions
- 1.10 Help wanted
Installation & construction - Thumb joystick
This page describes everything required, how to connect and configure and if known, how to construct.
This should help you to customise this solution to meet individual needs.
Thumb-joystick controls mouse movements and buttons
Control with: thumb and hand grasp, or if joystick fixed to surface a finger or palm Actions: Buttons: Computer control: 2 axis mouse control and one button
BOM and expected costs
BOM = Bill of Materials = everything required for this solution.
- BOM TABLE HERE**
Hardware required Thumb joystick , Teensy++ 2 or similar - device that appears as USB HID mouse
Note that the costs do not include cost of computer, or any shipping costs.
Need a computer with a supported operating system from the list below and any listed hardware features.
= NOT TABLE ... linked direct to each from main summary table!!! = Software Download = link/s
for each o/s version
discuss each distribution (base distro &/or gui)?
XP Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 +++ any sub-ver - eg home, prof AND any service pack info ???? get table of ALL from wikipedia or somewhere
= description +++ configuration & basic use
Hardware build and installation
DIY - make it - description..... - eg PCB, BOM (with ~$US - typical range of $ AND RMB if bought in China!!!), schematic, .....
Connecting to computer
= how to connect, PCB, ...... Connections - you do not have to use the same cable and wire colours!
+5v - blue Gnd - green P1/A0 - white - Y P2/A1 - Grey - X D4 - Purp - B n/c black