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I'm new to the whole launchpad thing. I have an msp430 I've looked at everything I can to try and get help but I just can't seem to figure out how to get a 2 axis joysticks values and put them into the computer. I want to make a custom controller with my launchpad.

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Work in small steps, making small successes:

 

1.) Learn how to blink an led

2.) Learn how to print out to the serial port

3.) Learn how to read the digital value of a pin

4.) Learn how to read an analog value of a pin

5.) Read the value of 2 analog pins and print their values out.

6.) Google search for existing arduino solutions, concentrate on projects that are using a 3.3volt arduino (pro mini), at least those instructions won't fry your launchpad by using 5volts.  Adjust the code and circuit to work with the ti launchpad

Search: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=parallax+2+axis+joystick+arduino

7.) Try the arduino solutions in energia, adjust until it works.

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Knowing which MSP430 you have and what joystick you have could help.

Some are just an arrangement of switches that close when you move the stick left/right or up/down. Others may be analog.

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http://www.cw-industrialgroup.com/getattachment/7c3deab0-2e34-4495-b76c-5aa842468b12/jc200_brochure

 

above is the link to the specs page of my jostick and i have a MSP-EXP430F5529LP

 

Knowing which MSP430 you have and what joystick you have could help.

Some are just an arrangement of switches that close when you move the stick left/right or up/down. Others may be analog.

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Work in small steps, making small successes:

 

1.) Learn how to blink an led

2.) Learn how to print out to the serial port

3.) Learn how to read the digital value of a pin

4.) Learn how to read an analog value of a pin

5.) Read the value of 2 analog pins and print their values out.

6.) Google search for existing arduino solutions, concentrate on projects that are using a 3.3volt arduino (pro mini), at least those instructions won't fry your launchpad by using 5volts.  Adjust the code and circuit to work with the ti launchpad

Search: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=parallax+2+axis+joystick+arduino

7.) Try the arduino solutions in energia, adjust until it works.

i have worked with languages similar to this in the past i'm mainly struggling with how to set the launchpad up as a usb device. I know how to read the analog values of the pins i just need it to send it through the launchpad as a joystick the computer can read like an xbox controller.

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