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Odd Behavior With Xbox Wireless Controller

Hi,

I am using the Xbox Wireless Controller and I noticed some odd behavior in the EZ-Builder.

The left-side analog joystick on the controller controls variables X1 and Y1. Which is correct.

But the right-side analog joystick controls variable X3 and Y2. Which seems weird. It should control X2 and Y2.

Any thoughts? Can I change the mapping anywhere?

Thanks,
Mike

United Kingdom
#1  
I have a feeling this was covered before since I had noticed that, and if I remember correctly it is not ARC that's at fault but a Windows problem... If I get chance later I will look for the topic.

How I got around it was to adjust the joystick config to suit. X2 is the LT and RT while X3 is the joystick if memory serves correctly. Since Joystick 2 controlled the head I just manually set the pan servo to X3 and the tilt servo to Y2 I think (I've since got rid of the joystick so can't be 100% sure).
#2  
Thanks Rich. I did the same workaround.

Do you know what the eight-way directional pad is mapped to in ARC?
United Kingdom
#3  
As far as I could figure out it isn't mapped to anything in ARC.
#4  
@rich Hi! Can you tell me how you manually set the pan servo and tilt? Im not quite understanding the process.
It is in the button mapping tab?
United Kingdom
#5  
To be honest, no... I removed the joystick control from my project since it is to be entirely autonomous. However, I will check through my old backups and see if I have a copy of it with the joystick when I get chance, and if not I'll have another look at the joystick control and figure it out for you (if nobody else steps up). Bear with me:)
United Kingdom
#6  
Click on the config button of the joystick control. You should get this screen...
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Choose Joystick #2 and #3 and enter the servos in the boxes, as highlighted with red.
#7  
Oh thanks! I will try this directly after work!
Germany
#8  
Yesterday I also configured my wireless 360 controller for pan/tilt of the head of rolling olli.
After some trying, i had pan/tilt on the right analog stick.

But there is another Problem, when I press the stick front or backwards, the head moves also left/right a little because the stick is very sensitive.

It would be great if there was a adjustable Dead Zone for the Sticks in ARC.


Marc