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Step 2: Building the Circuit

I used Nathan's Instructable to guide me in building the circuit, and programming the Arduino. It was stone simple.

I marked up the joystick with tape and a sharpie so I could remember the orientation of the controller before I jammed it in the pumpkin - I also machined out some slightly larger holes to make it easier to mount the joystick in the pumpkin.

The Arduino requires the following libraries from Adafruit:
And here is the sketch

A small understanding of how these microcontrollers function is helpful when building these kinds of projects. I had to do a little fussing in the sketch when the joystick wasn't communicating in the way I had initially anticipated.
 
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The time lapse is awesome! So happy this is finally up :D

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