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    joystick instead of foot pedal

    hey all ,

    i have been toying with the idea of wiring a joystick to my trolling motor via foot pedal. now this is just a plausibility post and yes i have seen sodak stick i like it but i want something different. I have also tried a sexy stick which didn't work very well because there isn't enough resistance on the electric foot pedal and it flops around. I also am aware of and have co-pilot and while it works fine, i like the idea of having something anybody can use to drive vs just 2 people with the remotes.

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    obviously left and right would be left and right, was hoping for a POT on the handle for speed but i can't find one that isn't return to center so i was just going to make forward the speed control. and then button on top for on /off
    wiring for pedal is as follows



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    i have a fairly good understanding of how these things should work but if anybody has a deeper knowledge and can see flaws or issues with this please let me know
    thanks

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    wow this is way above my head, but hope it works out well for you!

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    Lol my design too dumb for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakSlayer View Post
    Lol my design too dumb for ya?
    Nope just didn't want to have to remove my hand for speed, on/off, plus if you ask my wife I over engineer everything so this is par for the course

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    Wow nice, looks like it would work

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsugg View Post
    Nope just didn't want to have to remove my hand for speed, on/off, plus if you ask my wife I over engineer everything so this is par for the course
    If you reach out to Pete Gregoire on Facebook I believe he did this with his troller, kicker and his fan. All on the same joystick

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakSlayer View Post
    If you reach out to Pete Gregoire on Facebook I believe he did this with his troller, kicker and his fan. All on the same joystick
    You are alright i don't care what Tara Jo says about you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakSlayer View Post
    If you reach out to Pete Gregoire on Facebook I believe he did this with his troller, kicker and his fan. All on the same joystick
    unfortunately it is only his kicker and fan that are connected to joy stick

    so.... scratch previous statement

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    So close lol I have shot with him a few times but we mostly ran the kicker and fan. Wasn’t sure if the troller was connected or not but he would probably know how to do it like you want

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakSlayer View Post
    Lol my design too dumb for ya?
    I told him we could do it like yours but you know how hes gotta be different....

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    *Update* good news is the wiring on the foot pedal board is as simple as it looks. i took a 9 volt battery and connected the 5 volt( orange) wire to + and ground (black) to - and then basically ran the V2 foot pedal test procedure and i received a 9 volt reading when i was supposed to. Now i just need to see how that will translates to the joystick and test again

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    *update* joystick Y axis ( up/down) works on the bench like Pot on the pedal circuit board so no issue there. however X axis (left/right) only works in one direction. stay tuned

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    Quote Originally Posted by amsugg View Post
    *update* joystick Y axis ( up/down) works on the bench like Pot on the pedal circuit board so no issue there. however X axis (left/right) only works in one direction. stay tuned
    If only there was an easier way...

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    *update* I’m an idiot .... but some of you already know that ... in my previous tests i used the wrong pin #7 for left when should have used #5. After doing some other tests I realized my error retested and BOOM!!! All functions work .... now i just need to check resistance to see how or if these 10k pots will cause issues or not. Right now my boat is at the shop getting a deck and HPS lights so once i get it back ill move on to checking the resistance using pedal to control the trolling motor to see what i need to do with the joystick

    Quote Originally Posted by SoDakSlayer View Post
    If only there was an easier way...
    Once i figure this out Ill make you one..... so far I have a $20 buck joystick from amazon invested

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