Partner joystick connection

For driving, our team has been trying out partner joysticks, and they are all working fine except for one issue. While driving, the light for the link turns red every 10 seconds or so or if our cable stretches just a little bit. I feel like some of the issue is related to the cable itself, but we don’t have any other joysticks or cables so we have to work with this.

Are there any ways that this connection problem could be fixed? At the very least I want to see if there is a way to detect if it is no longer connected so the code can transfer control to the master joystick. (I am using ROBOTC)

This is probably an issue with either

  • your cable (which can be swapped easily with an rj45
  • your controller (check if the pins in the port are touching each other or close to doing so)