USB Joystick

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dwalsh
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USB Joystick

Post by dwalsh » Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:23 pm

I would like to add a USB joystick to my robot.
I see that Microchip has a processor set up for USB, but I have very little knowlege about usb, or how usb joysticks communicate.
Can anyone point me in the right direction for info?

thanks
Dan

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Post by MrAl » Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:05 am

Hi there,

I checked two of their chips, and could not find a programmer for
those chips other than one for $900 USD.
You may have to ask on the Microchip Forum site.
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Post by hakbot » Thu Oct 04, 2007 11:37 am

You will need to build a host controller. Microchip has chips that are setup for devices but not controllers.

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Post by Sambuchi » Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:56 pm

well, I have done a lot of USB projects with PIC's

This is the programmer that I use..
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcpl ... t=DV164005
Think its 150.00


I would also pick a chip from the PIC18F for USB interface.. so I would then download this software for free..
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcpl ... t=SW006011

I would look into different types of programmers..
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcpl ... &nodeId=81

If you cant find anything cheap.. try TI's MSP430 or ATMELs micros.
I know they sell programmers for 30.00

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