Active Time
2-3 hours
Total Project Time
2-3 hours
Key Concepts
Circuits, programming, forces

Introduction

How do you steer a drone using a controller with a joystick? Find out in this activity as you program an Arduino to interface with an analog joystick, similar to those found in most video game controllers. You can use the joystick to make a mini popsicle stick drone tilt side to side or move up and down.

Credits

Ben Finio, PhD, Science Buddies
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Materials

In addition to the materials in the DIY Mini Drone: Arduino™ Altitude Control project or the materials in the Program Drone Steering with an Arduino® project, you will need:

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Active Time
2-3 hours
Total Project Time
2-3 hours
Key Concepts
Circuits, programming, forces
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