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Sugar Joystick Module

This is a joystick module in the Sugar sensor series, it can detect joystick positions and trigger status. The pin holes on the back allow compatibility with plastic building blocks.

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 23 mm
  • Weight: 7g
  • Type: I2C
    • X: -255~255
    • Y: -255~255
    • Button: 0~1


Use a 4Pin cable to connect the module to the 4Pin I2C Port on the Robotbit Edu.

Programming Tutorial

MakeCode Programming Tutorial

Import Sugar Extension

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Extension URL

Sugar extension:

Sample Program

Kittenblock Programming Tutorial

MicroPython Programming Tutorial

  • dir: X/Y
  • state(): Returns none when trigger is not pressed, returns pressed/left/right/up/down when pressed.

Sample Program

from future import *
from sugar import *

joystick = JoyStick()
screen.sync = 0

while True:
screen.fill((0, 0, 0))
screen.text(str("X: ")+str(joystick.value('x')), x = 5, y = 10)
screen.text(str("Y: ")+str(joystick.value('y')), x = 5, y = 30)
if joystick.state() == 'pressed':
screen.text("Pressed", x = 5, y = 50)