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joystick
Last modified: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 

A lever that moves in all directions and controls the movement of a pointer or some other display symbol. A joystick is similar to a mouse, except that with a mouse the cursor stops moving as soon as you stop moving the mouse. With a joystick, the pointer continues moving in the direction the joystick is pointing. To stop the pointer, you must return the joystick to its upright position. Most joysticks include two buttons called triggers.

Joysticks are used mostly for computer games, but they are also used occasionally for CAD/CAM systems and other applications.

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AVB Joystick Products
Home page of AVB Co., manufacturer of joysticks, force feedback steering wheels, joypads, and other game control devices.

ThrustMaster product showcase
This company specializes in some of the most sophisticated joystick technology for piloting, auto-racing, and other gaming endeavors. Here you will find links to many joystick product photographs and descriptions, along with comprehensive technical support pages.

Virtual Worlds game accessories page
Offers links to 3D eyeware, body wear, gloves, and joysticks and controller products from Virtual Worlds, Inc.

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Home page of Pegasus Technologies Ltd., developers of 3D tracking and positioning technology and products. Featured on this page is their wireless 3D joystick as well as company, product and technology information.

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Digi-Key: CTS Corporation Joystick - Broad-line distributor web site features real-time stock status and pricing, online ordering, RFQ, technical support, product datasheets and photos.

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GlobalSpec.com: Joysticks and Game Pads - Provides database of suppliers for joysticks and game pads. Includes catalogs, technical information, and supplier contact information.

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