Joystick Question Help

 
#1

Ok so quick question.... but first here is the set up..
Ez running wifi directly to dedicated tablet with joystick running to tablet via Bluetooth

So at times I am using my joystick with my project and then I temporarily "lose " the use of my joystick.. I can get it back by messing with the ez interface on tablet to refresh joystick or just click it a few times ( the drop down joystick selection on ez joystick interface ) and it snaps back most of the time... I am sure that the joystick is not losing connection to table as I have watched the connection status on the tablet and it does not correspond to the issue .. Is there a way I can do some code to constantly "jolt" the joystick connection and refresh (or whatever ) kinda like the code used to check for connection and if lost it reconnects to tablet?

note most of the time this happens if I let project "sit" without using joystick .. and no the joystick has not timed out with the tablet or anything.

Thanks in advance Smile

#2

Hmmm I'm wondering if the Bluetooth joystick and WiFi are having radio interference between each other (same 2.4GHz carrier frequency). Do you have a Infrared or Wired USB Joystick you could use instead to troubleshoot?

#3

sadly no Frown

#4

Do you have an xbox 360 or know someone that does?

The wired xbox 360 controllers are USB.

#5

bluetooth driver in windows is most likely resetting - you can check the event log and watch it happen. This can be caused by a few reasons. What brand is the joystick? Although i've seen this happen with a name brand mouse on my laptop - it happens most often with chinese no-name peripherals.

Look for an updated bluetooth driver for your laptop - or get a wired joystick - or a joystick with a dongle - or a non-bluetooth joystick.

The best joystick that i have ever come across is the one we mention in the joystick manual, and with the photo in the joystick config screen. That logitech joystick uses a dongle, and has long distance.

#6

ok thanks guys I will try the 360 route as well as play with different dongle based joysticks and see Smile

#7

I have the Logitech and am very happy with it. Sometimes I have an issue with it being recognized on boot-up. But once it is recognized, I have never had it lose connection.

Alan

#8

alan - that is true, windows has some funky detecting of the usb dongle for the logitech. I have to sometimes hit some buttons on it for windows to "wake up" and detect it