Device: Computer joystick and radio controlled car

Description: Joystick controls it own movement

Video length: 3' 03"

 

Year: 2003

Materials: Analogue Joystick, RC car, electric wire

Electronics: None

Programming: None

Dimensions: 20x35x14 cm
Power: 2 AA Batteries

 

While investigating self controlled devices, I came up with the idea of "helping" a joystick to move around. With the help of a radio controlled car, I initially built a prototype of a joystick that could be moved with the help of a user. However, while testing the prototype an unexpected behaviour was revealed and the joystick finally move autonomously.

Self-made joystick © Roger Ibars 2003

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