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joystick

1. n. the vertical lever used to control smaller aircraft. She pulled back on the joystick and the plane took off.
2. n. an electronic control device for computer games and other program control. (From sense 1) The ship’s first officer used a tiny joystick to control the computer program that guided the ship the next port.
3. n. the erect penis. (Usually objectionable.) He couldn’t seem to stop playing pocket pool with his joystick.
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In this mode, you can plug the Switch inside its dock and attach the Joy-Cons to the joystick pad and play games like you would in a PlayStation setup.
This action against Joystick also reflects the ACCCs policy that enforcement proceedings will be considered against businesses which do not pay the penalties specified in infringement notices within the payment period, Ms Court said.
The virtual anchor feature on a joystick control pinpoints the boat's position, within approximately three meters of a coordinate, using a GPS satellite antenna.
The factors that led to the development of the Joystick was an inability for surgeons to make their own decision on where to insert the suture and how big of an angle they could create.
The Logitech Joystick is expected to be available in the US and Europe beginning in September 2011, priced at USD19.
Two strategies for controlling two DOFs were tested: one using a traditional FSR/rocker potentiometer setup and the other using a two-axis joystick.
Because the bow thruster has the kind of "giddy up" to move a boat sideways against a current, you have to twist the joystick slightly as you push it sideways to track straight.
Designed for long life, the corrosion resistant components, durable housing and center pivot design of the CS3 Bang/Bang joystick allow for 20 million mechanical cycles and enable this joystick to withstand abuse in even the roughest of environments.
The 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards celebrates a successful year which saw gaming further embed itself into people's daily lives, as one of the UK's most popular entertainment activities.
People can feel tension beneath their fingertips as a physical sensation through the joystick as they navigate around a virtual environment which they cannot see, only feel: the joystick stiffens when the user meets a virtual wall or barrier.
Each joystick has a four-axis design including the rudder, which is ideal for simulated flight games and provides Aileron, Elevator, Throttle, and Power controls.
While aftermarket auxiliary hydraulic kits are designed to operate a range of excavator attachments, the high-tech functionality of joystick controls and display monitors can often limit the intuitive control of a nonfactory or higher flow attachment.
The joystick, as the primary interface between the user and the system, can literally make or break the device, and it presents one of the most prominent visual and physical attributes of the system, conveying a strong impression of the device's overall quality.
To gauge effectiveness of possible improvements in this area, researchers at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) conducted the study; "Advancements in Power Wheelchair Joystick Technology: Effects of Isometric Joysticks and Signal Conditioning on Driving Performance," from April to May 2002.
I'm taking joystick (technology) and giving (the operator) a view using the vehicle as reconnaissance to see what the problem is.