What to do with a not working USB Joystick?

Hi
I have a Thrustmaster USB Joystick and it stopped working, probably because of the USB cable. 
I'm going to buy a new one so I don't need to fix it (the usb cable has already been changed but it only worked some days), what I really want is to pick the pieces and build something. The problem is that I don't know much of electronics so it has to be something easy to construct.
I'm open to any kind of project so please, tell me your ideas!
Thanks!


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Goodhart7 years ago
A joystick is literally only a set of switches and potentiometers....if you don't need it to work "as before", you could dissect it for any electronic parts, OR try and get the shorted or broken switches to work, and use it for another "controller" project.