The joystick is equipped with 4 microswitches that recognize FORWARD, REVERSE, LEFT, and RIGHT directions of motion. Diagonal directions of motion including FORWARD-LEFT, REVERSE-LEFT, FORWARD-RIGHT, and REVERSE-RIGHT can be defined by clicking two buttons simultaneously.
Detection of the direction of motion occurs when the microswitch is pressed and requires suitable electronics. The electronics are not included.
The microswitches are two-way contact and 3 ports each. Cables can be soldered to these ports or attached with connectors. The connector tabs are approximately 4.8 mm wide.
If necessary, the diagonal directions of motion can be turned off.