2. Materials and Tools

Beyond the Wixel, you will need a suitable input device to convert. We used a Tandy Deluxe Joystick for this tutorial, but any device that uses pushbuttons, switches, and/or potentiometers for input will probably work.

The Tandy Deluxe Joystick in its original form.

The tools and supplies you require will probably depend on your particular situation, but might include:

  • Screwdrivers
  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Diagonal cutter
  • Wire stripper
  • Some wire for making connections to the Wixel
  • Double-sided foam tape or hot glue gun
  • USB cable, A to Mini-B

Many of the tools are available in the Tools section of the Pololu web site.