Joystick-type computer control, manufactured by Robocom Ltd, and used with computer-aided design software.

Physical Description

Irregular in shape the Bitstik is a joystick with an in-built software unit. There is an L.E.D. light and three push buttons mounted on the top of the unit to enable selection of functions from screen menu (on computer) without needing to use a keyboard. The joystick is also located on top of the unit and the joystick ball has a grid point markings to enable accurate plotting when drawing on computer. There is a multi-coloured ribbon cable running from the rear of the unit with an end connector.

More Information

  • Collecting Areas

    Information & Communication

  • Acquisition Information

    Donation from Mr David Beech, 02/04/2002

  • Manufacturer (Probable)

    Robo Systems, 1986

  • Inscriptions

    On top of unit: "ROBO BiTSTiK 1' On underside of unit: "2085 / ROBO / designed and produced by / ROBOCOM LTD. London. / England. / SERIAL NO. 300099" On label on underside of unit beside adjustment controls: " 1 / Xmax / - + / 2 / Ymax / - + / 3 / Zmax / - +"' On connector at end of ribbon cable: "FLEXICON / M49 /15-P"

  • Classification

    Computing & calculating, Digital computing, Joysticks

  • Category

    History & Technology

  • Discipline


  • Type of item


  • Object Measurements

    190 mm (Length), 142 mm (Width), 120 mm (Height)
    without cord/ cable

  • Keywords

    Innovation & Design