Joystick stickshift

I have been using a joystick stickshift in my sports cars for years. Just recently i was asked to share how to do it.
 A joystick from a computer aracde game can be hooked up to your stickshift to allow you to honk your horn, wash your windows, pop your doors, change radio stations, dim your lights or a number of other  neat things.
I am new to this group so I am not sure about how to do stuff on here so bear  with me.

Find a joystick that has enough buttons to do what you want it to do, dis assemble the joystick, isolate the different switching circuits, solder new leads, route thru to a relay board,  wrap the stickshift lever with blue painter's tape,bondo the  shaft of the stickshift to one half of the joystick case, pull stickshift lever free and re do on the other joystick handle.   The relay board  allows the small circuit capacity of the joystick to operate higher circuit loads.

 Joy sticks will handle 1 amp max load thru their contacts.


gurobuzz (author) 5 years ago
It works great and is a good conversation starter at car shows
lemonie6 years ago
That's a good idea.

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