analog Joystick controlling dual servo laser turret
As a cool demo to illustrate various capabilities of the Arduino platform. This project uses a 2-axis analog PS2-style joystick to control 2 servos mounted in so they direct a hobby red laser pointer. A "Laser Turret".-11/27/2014- Corrected power connection for the joystick to pull power from the Arduino instead of the battery pack. -11/27/2014- Added additional software for the arduino. Version 1 is fast and very dirty. It's basically demo code cobbled together for proof-of-concept. The second version behaves more like a hydraulic machine so the laser is much more controllable.
Simply follow the .fzz plan and load the arduino with the code and you are golden.
Parts for this as I have it is an:
PS2-style analog joystick
4 cell AA battery pack
Hobby red laser pointer
2 Hobby servos, I am using 2 SG90
Gimbal parts, purchased or hacked.