6 Degrees of Freedom:
Lateral & Rotation X
Lateral & Rotation Y
Lateral & Rotation Z
or Handle add-on with trigger
We've been working on this for a year now and are very happy with the results. It's a great way to play 3D space games or have fun flying drones in an intuitive way.
RingStick arrives as a kit and you will need a soldering iron to assemble it.
Open Source means that all the code and design files will be made available to you for you to change and modify as you like.
We do however restrict the license to personal use only and do not give permission for our designs to be resold without our consent.
November 2015 - There has to be a better way
It’s a weekend and I’m playing with the 3D printer. We’ve been working with a close friend of ours (Chris Shaw at B3D Technology) on 6 axis joysticks…
That’s forwards & backwards (X)  left & right (Y)  up & down (Z)  pitch  roll  and yaw . Most joysticks are only 2 axis, X & Y...
March 2016 - 6 Axis Arduino
It’s taken us a little while to get from the basic idea of a ring of joysticks to something that actually does anything. But it’s been well worth the wait. This thing is awesome!
May 2016 - 6 Axis, PCBs and Drones!
In part 2 of this journey to build a 6 axis joystick we got it to work, but we quickly discovered that making more than one of these was a task no one wanted to do. So many little wires and fiddly bits. Lets join the 21st century and use some amazing folks at Ragworm to replace all these wires with a PCB. So much simpler. Why did we not think of this sooner?
September 2016 - Going Open Source
Yup that’s right. All our designs and files for this 6 axis joystick will be going online so you can mod/hack/make whatever you like with it!
1. Forwards & Backwards
2. Left & Right
3. Up & Down