JP2011164931A - Operation device - Google Patents

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JP2011164931A
JP2011164931A JP2010026912A JP2010026912A JP2011164931A JP 2011164931 A JP2011164931 A JP 2011164931A JP 2010026912 A JP2010026912 A JP 2010026912A JP 2010026912 A JP2010026912 A JP 2010026912A JP 2011164931 A JP2011164931 A JP 2011164931A
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Takamasa Araki
Kazuyoshi Enomoto
Yoshio Miyazaki
良雄 宮崎
和義 榎本
孝昌 荒木
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an operation device allowing suppression of a measurement error of a geomagnetic sensor caused by operation of a user to an operation button. <P>SOLUTION: The operation device includes: the geomagnetic sensor 21; and the operation button 14 used for operation input of the user. In the operation device, a spring 14a incorporated in the operation button 14 is formed of a non-magnetic material. When the user operates the trigger button 14, a spring receiver part 14g moves according to rotation of a main body 14b, and thereby, a portion extending to the spring receiver part 14g from a rotary shaft 14c of the spring 14a is pressed to a direction heading for the geomagnetic sensor 21. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2011,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to an operation device including an operation button and a geomagnetic sensor.

  For example, there is an operation device that accepts a user's operation input such as a controller of a consumer game machine. The user can input various instructions to the information processing apparatus by operating an operation button or the like provided on such an operation device. Furthermore, some of such operation devices have a posture detection function. By using an operation device equipped with a posture detection function, the user performs not only operation of the buttons provided on the operation device, but also operation input by changing the posture by tilting or moving the operation device itself. be able to.

  As one of methods for realizing the attitude detection of the operation device, a geomagnetic sensor is known. The geomagnetic sensor is a sensor capable of detecting the direction of geomagnetism, and by using the detection result, it is possible to specify a change in the direction of the operation device on which the geomagnetic sensor is mounted.

  The inventors of the present application have found that there are cases where the user's operation on the operation button affects the detection result of the geomagnetic sensor when the geomagnetic sensor is mounted on the operation device to perform posture detection. Such an influence by the user's operation can cause an error when performing posture detection using the geomagnetic sensor.

  The present invention has been made in consideration of the above circumstances, and one of its purposes is to include an operation button and a geomagnetic sensor, and to suppress a measurement error of the geomagnetic sensor caused by a user operation on the operation button. An object of the present invention is to provide an operation device that can handle the above.

  An operation device according to the present invention is an operation device including a geomagnetic sensor and an operation button used for a user's operation input, and a spring built in the operation button is formed of a nonmagnetic material. It is characterized by.

  Furthermore, the nonmagnetic material may be phosphor bronze.

  The spring may be driven along a direction toward the geomagnetic sensor as the user operates the operation button.

  In addition, a substrate is disposed in the casing of the operation device, the geomagnetic sensor is disposed on one surface of the substrate, and the operation button is disposed on the same side as the geomagnetic sensor with respect to the substrate. It is good also as being done.

  Furthermore, the geomagnetic sensor and the spring may be arranged at positions overlapping each other when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate.

It is a schematic diagram showing an outline of an information processing system including an operation device according to an embodiment of the present invention. It is a front view of an operation device. It is the perspective view which looked at the operation device from the front side. It is the perspective view which looked at the operation device from the back side. It is a figure which shows the board | substrate arrangement | positioning in an operation device. It is explanatory drawing which shows typically the influence on the geomagnetic sensor by operation with respect to an operation button. It is the VII-VII sectional view taken on the line of FIG. It is a figure which shows the internal structure of a trigger button. It is a figure which shows the positional relationship of the spring and geomagnetic sensor which are incorporated in a trigger button when the trigger button is not operated. It is a figure which shows the positional relationship of the spring incorporated in a trigger button and a geomagnetic sensor when a trigger button is operated by the user. It is a figure which shows the positional relationship of the spring incorporated in a trigger button and a geomagnetic sensor at the time of seeing an operation device from a front direction.

  Hereinafter, embodiments of the present invention will be described in detail with reference to the drawings.

  FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram showing a usage scene of an information processing system 1 including an operation device 10 according to an embodiment of the present invention. As illustrated in FIG. 1, the information processing system 1 includes an operation device 10 that is held and used by a user with a hand, and an information processing apparatus 30. The information processing device 30 is, for example, a consumer game machine or a personal computer, and is connected to the imaging device 31 and the display device 32.

  The operation device 10 can be connected to the information processing apparatus 30 via a wireless communication interface such as the Bluetooth (registered trademark) standard. A user of the information processing system 1 holds the operation device 10 by hand and operates an operation button or the like provided on the operation device 10. In response to this, the user's operation content is transmitted to the information processing apparatus 30 via the wireless communication interface. In the present embodiment, the operation device 10 includes a light emitting unit 12, and the light emitting unit 12 emits light according to an instruction from the information processing apparatus 30. The imaging device 31 captures the light emitted from the light emitting unit 12 and outputs the captured image to the information processing device 30. Furthermore, as will be described later, the operation device 10 includes a plurality of types of sensors, and transmits detection results of these sensors to the information processing apparatus 30. The information processing device 30 uses the position and size of the light emitting unit 12 in the captured image of the imaging device 31 and the detection result of the sensor built in the operation device 10 to determine the attitude (position and orientation) of the operation device 10. Identify. As a result, the user can not only operate the operation buttons and the like provided on the operation device 10 but also perform operation input to the information processing apparatus 30 by moving the operation device 10 itself.

  Next, the structure of the operation device 10 will be described. 2 to 4 are views showing the appearance of the operation device 10, wherein FIG. 2 is a front view of the operation device 10, FIG. 3 is a perspective view seen from the front side, and FIG. 4 is a perspective view seen from the back side. . As shown in these drawings, the operation device 10 includes a main body unit 11 and a light emitting unit 12, and a plurality of operation buttons are provided on a side surface of the main body unit 11. The user grasps the vicinity of the center of the main body 11 and performs an operation input of pressing each operation button with a finger. Hereinafter, the left-right direction of the operation device 10 is referred to as an X-axis, the up-down direction (longitudinal direction) is referred to as a Y-axis, and the front-rear direction is referred to as a Z-axis.

  The main body part 11 is formed in a columnar shape as a whole, and a light emitting part 12 is attached to one end thereof. Specifically, the housing of the main body 11 includes a front part 11a, a back part 11b, a top part 11c, and a bottom part 11d. Each of the front part 11a and the back part 11b has a shape in which a cylinder is divided in half along the longitudinal direction, and both are combined to form the side surface of the cylindrical main body part 11. The upper surface portion 11c is formed in a disk shape having an opening at the center, and the light emitting portion 12 is connected to the substrate 20 built in the main body portion 11 through the opening. The bottom surface portion 11d is formed in a hemispherical shape.

  The light emitting unit 12 includes a spherical outer shell 12a formed of a material that transmits light, such as silicone resin, and a plurality of LEDs 12b disposed therein. In the present embodiment, the three LEDs 12b corresponding to the three primary colors of light each emit light with an intensity according to an instruction from the information processing device 30, whereby the light emitting unit 12 emits light in various colors.

  A main button 13, a trigger button 14, auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d, a start button 16, a select button 17, and a power button 18 are arranged on the surface of the main body 11 as operation buttons to be operated by the user. Yes. Specifically, the main button 13, the auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d, and the power button 18 are each disposed in an opening formed in the front portion 11a. The trigger button 14 is disposed in an opening formed in the back surface portion 11b. The start button 16 and the select button 17 are arranged at the boundary position between the front part 11a and the back part 11b. Hereinafter, the arrangement of these operation buttons will be described.

  The main button 13 is disposed on the front side of the operation device 10 at a position where the user places his thumb when holding the operation device 10 by hand. The trigger button 14 is arranged on the back side of the operation device 10 (that is, the side opposite to the side where the main button 13 is arranged) so as to face the main button 13. The user can operate the trigger button 14 with the index finger while holding the portion near the center of the main body 11 and operating the main button 13 with the thumb. The trigger button 14 does not simply output binary information indicating whether or not the user is pressing the button, but detects how much the user has pressed the button, and this pressing amount. Can be output.

  Four auxiliary buttons 15 a to 15 d are arranged around the main button 13 so as to surround the main button 13. These auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d are used for various operation inputs together with the main button 13 during execution of the application program.

  The start button 16 and the select button 17 are used, for example, when the information processing apparatus 30 executes a game application program, so that the user can start, select, pause, and the like. The start button 16 is disposed on the right side surface of the main body unit 11, and the select button 17 is disposed on the left side surface of the main body unit 11 so as to face the start button 16.

  The power button 18 is disposed below the position where the main button 13 is disposed on the front surface of the main body 11. The power button 18 is used to turn on the operation device 10 to start its operation, or turn off the power to end the operation.

  A substrate 20 is arranged in the main body 11. FIG. 5 is a diagram showing the arrangement of the substrate 20 in the operation device 10, and shows a state where the operation device 10 from which the bottom surface portion 11 d and the back surface portion 11 b constituting the housing of the main body 11 are removed is viewed from the back side. Show. As shown in the figure, the substrate 20 has a substantially rectangular shape and is arranged in a direction parallel to the X axis and the Y axis of the operation device 10.

  As shown in FIG. 5, a geomagnetic sensor 21 is disposed on the surface of the substrate 20 on the back side of the operation device 10. In the present embodiment, the geomagnetic sensor 21 is a triaxial geomagnetic sensor, and detects the direction of geomagnetism with respect to each of these reference planes using the XY plane, YZ plane, and ZX plane of the operation device 10 as reference planes. . By analyzing the temporal change in the detection result of the geomagnetism on each surface, the change in the direction of the operation device 10 can be specified. Although not shown in the figure, the operation device 10 incorporates an acceleration sensor and a gyro sensor in addition to the geomagnetic sensor 21 as sensors for detecting the posture and movement of the operation device 10.

  Further, contacts of the main button 13, auxiliary buttons 15 a to 15 d, and the power button 18 are disposed on the front surface of the operation device 10 of the substrate 20. Since the contacts are arranged on the substrate 20, a force is applied to the substrate 20 when the user performs an operation of pressing these buttons. When a force is applied to the contact disposed on the substrate 20 at a position close to the position of the geomagnetic sensor 21, a slight distortion occurs in the substrate 20 due to this force, and the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21 is affected. It is possible to influence. FIG. 6 is an explanatory view schematically showing a change in the orientation of the geomagnetic sensor 21 that may be caused by such distortion of the substrate 20, and as an example, a case where a force is applied to the contact 15a1 of the auxiliary button 15a. Show. In this figure, the distortion of the substrate 20 is emphasized for explanation. Since the fluctuation of the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21 due to such influence occurs even though the direction of the operation device 10 itself is not changed, the posture of the operation device 10 is detected using the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21. In some cases, it causes measurement errors.

  Such a measurement error of the geomagnetic sensor 21 is caused when a specific button having a contact point disposed at a position relatively close to the geomagnetic sensor 21 on the substrate 20 among the plurality of operation buttons of the operation device 10 is operated. It is thought to occur. Examples of such operation buttons include a main button 13 and auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d. In particular, the contact 15a1 of the auxiliary button 15a is disposed at a position substantially corresponding to the position of the geomagnetic sensor 21 on the back side on the right side of the substrate 20, and the distance to the geomagnetic sensor 21 is the shortest. Therefore, it is assumed that the influence of the operation on the auxiliary button 15a is large. In FIG. 5, the position of the contact 15a1 when viewed from the back side of the substrate 20 is indicated by a broken line. In order to avoid such a measurement error, it is conceivable to increase the distance between the contact point of each operation button and the geomagnetic sensor 21 on the substrate 20. However, the size of the substrate 20 and the circuit arrangement on the substrate 20 are limited in mounting, and the geomagnetic sensor 21 and the contact points of the operation buttons may not be sufficiently separated. In particular, in the present embodiment, the light emitting unit 12 serves as a reference position when the posture of the operation device 10 is detected. That is, a change in the posture of the light emitting unit 12 is detected as a change in the posture of the operation device 10. In this case, if the user grasps a position that is too far from the light emitting unit 12, even if the user performs an operation for changing the posture of the operation device 10, it is difficult to obtain a posture detection result that matches the user's intention. For this reason, operation buttons such as the auxiliary buttons 15a operated by the user's hand holding the operation device 10 tend to concentrate near the light emitting unit 12 serving as a reference position for posture detection. On the other hand, it is desirable to arrange a sensor such as the geomagnetic sensor 21 used for posture detection at a position close to the reference position for posture detection. From the above, in this embodiment, the geomagnetic sensor 21 and the contacts of the main button 13 and the auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d are all disposed at positions closer to the light emitting unit 12 than the center of the substrate 20. .

  In order to suppress the occurrence of measurement errors as described above, the present embodiment has a configuration in which the substrate 20 is not easily distorted even when the operation buttons such as the main button 13 and the auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d are operated. It has been adopted. That is, the substrate 20 has an elongated shape extending in one direction (here, the Y-axis direction) as shown in FIG. 5, and one end thereof (here, the Y-axis positive direction side, that is, the light emitting portion 12). The side end 20a) is fixed to the housing of the main body 11 by a fastening member. Both the geomagnetic sensor 21 and the contact point of the operation button that is considered to affect the detection result are arranged on the substrate 20 at a position closer to the end 20a than the center. Therefore, by fixing the end portion 20a, it is possible to prevent distortion generated in the substrate 20, and to prevent the user's operation on the auxiliary button 15a and the like from affecting the detection result of the geomagnetic sensor 21.

  Specifically, the substrate 20 is fixed to the front part 11a constituting the housing of the main body part 11 by screws 22a and 22b as fastening members. These screws 22a and 22b fasten the upper right corner and the upper left corner of the end portion 20a of the substrate 20 with respect to the front portion 11a with respect to the front portion 11a. That is, the screws 22a and 22b fix the end 20a of the substrate 20 along a direction parallel to the direction in which the geomagnetic sensor 21 and the contact point 15a1 are arranged. FIG. 7 is a cross-sectional view taken along the line VII-VII in FIG. 5 and shows a state where the substrate 20 is fixed to the front portion 11a by screws 22a and 22b. As shown in FIG. 7, the front surface portion 11a is provided with cylindrical screw receiving portions 23a and 23b extending in a direction perpendicular to the substrate 20 (Z-axis direction). 24b is formed. As shown in FIG. 5, U-shaped cutouts 25a and 25b are provided on the end portion 20a of the substrate 20 at two positions corresponding to the screw holes 24a and 24b, respectively. The screw 22a is inserted into the screw hole 24a via the notch 25a, and the screw 22b is inserted into the screw hole 24b via the notch 25b. Conclude. As shown in FIG. 5, a screw fixing hole 26 is formed slightly below the center of the substrate 20, and the substrate 20 passes not only through the screws 22 a and 22 b but also through this hole 26. Even another screw (not shown) is fastened to the front portion 11a. Specifically, this screw fastens the battery bracket and the substrate 20 built in the main body 11 together with the front portion 11a. Thus, the board | substrate 20 is being fixed to the front part 11a.

  Here, each of the screws 22a and 22b is substantially parallel to the operation direction (Z-axis negative direction) in which the user operates an operation button that may cause distortion of the substrate 20 such as the auxiliary button 15a. It is inserted into the screw hole 24a or 24b in a direction opposite to the direction (Z-axis positive direction). Accordingly, the screws 22a and 22b fasten the substrate 20 to the front portion 11a by a fastening force applied in a direction substantially parallel to and opposite to the operation direction of the operation button. Thereby, even if the auxiliary button 15a or the like is operated, the substrate 20 is less likely to be distorted. Further, as shown in FIG. 7, each of the screw receiving portions 23a and 23b has a thick cylindrical shape, and a flat surface 27a or 27b is formed at a portion in contact with the substrate 20 at the tip. Yes. Since these flat surfaces 27a and 27b are formed so as to be parallel to the substrate 20, they are substantially orthogonal to the operation direction of the auxiliary button 15a and the like. As described above, the flat surfaces 27 a and 27 b come into contact with the substrate 20, so that the substrate 20 is less likely to be distorted.

  In general, it is known that when a magnetic body exists in the vicinity of the geomagnetic sensor, this magnetic body may affect the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor. For this reason, when the geomagnetic sensor is disposed on the substrate, it is usual to avoid screwing the substrate at a location near the geomagnetic sensor and to screw a location away from the geomagnetic sensor. Specifically, when the board is screwed using, for example, a screw having a shaft diameter of 2 mm and a length of 8 mm, the board may be screwed at a location more than 15 cm away from the geomagnetic sensor. desirable. However, in this embodiment, in order to avoid an error in the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21 due to the influence of the user's operation on the operation button, one end of the substrate 20 on the side close to the geomagnetic sensor 21 is intentionally fixed with a screw. . Therefore, at least the distance from the geomagnetic sensor 21 to the screw 22a is within 15 cm.

  Further, the screws 22a and 22b may be made of a non-magnetic material so that the presence of the screws 22a and 22b arranged in the vicinity of the geomagnetic sensor 21 does not affect the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21. Specifically, for example, the screws 22a and 22b may be formed of a nonmagnetic metal material such as phosphor bronze.

  In the present embodiment, the screws 20a and 22b are fastened to the screw holes 24a and 24b, so that the substrate 20 is fixed to the casing of the operation device 10. However, the present invention is not limited thereto. You may fix to the housing | casing of the operation device 10 with the group of the volt | bolt and nut as a fastening member. Also in this case, the influence on the geomagnetic sensor 21 can be reduced by forming at least the bolt with a non-magnetic material. Further, the substrate 20 is not directly fixed to the casing of the operation device 10 but indirectly by a method such as screwing to another component fixed to the casing of the operation device 10. Further, it may be fixed to the casing of the operation device 10.

  Next, the influence on the geomagnetic sensor 21 by the operation of the trigger button 14 provided on the back side of the operation device 10 and the countermeasures for it will be described. As described above, the trigger button 14 is a button that can detect the amount of pressing by the user, and therefore has a larger movable range (stroke amount) driven by a user operation than other operation buttons. . Further, the trigger button 14 includes a spring 14a so that when the user releases the finger after pressing the trigger button 14, the spring 14a returns to the original position (reference position) before the trigger button 14 is pressed. Is built-in. Since the movable range of the trigger button 14 is large, when the user performs an operation of pushing or releasing the trigger button 14, the spring 14a also moves greatly.

  FIG. 8 is a diagram for explaining the internal structure of the trigger button 14, and is a perspective view showing the trigger button 14 viewed from the inside of the main body 11. As shown in this figure, a rotating shaft 14c is fixed to the main body 14b of the trigger button 14, and both ends of the rotating shaft 14c are placed on a bearing portion 14d. When the user applies a force to the main body 14b of the trigger button 14, the main body 14b rotates about the rotation shaft 14c. Along with this rotation, the protruding portion 14e protruding from the main body 14b pushes the contact 14f, whereby the operation device 10 detects the user's operation on the trigger button 14. Further, a substantially U-shaped spring receiving portion 14g is formed by projecting two plate-like members from the main body 14b, and the spring passes through the inside of the spring receiving portion 14g so as to be wound around the rotating shaft 14c. 14a is arranged. The spring 14a is a torsion coil spring. One end of the spring 14a opposite to the side inserted into the spring receiving portion 14g is inserted into a spring fixing portion 14i provided on the trigger button substrate 14h. Thereby, the said one end of the spring 14a is being fixed so that it may not move even if the main body 14b rotates. Here, the trigger button substrate 14 h is fixed to the back surface portion 11 b constituting the casing of the operation device 10.

  In this embodiment, each component of the trigger button 14 is arranged on the same side as the side (rear side) on which the geomagnetic sensor 21 is arranged with respect to the substrate 20, and in particular, the spring 14 a is the operation device 10. It is arrange | positioned under the geomagnetic sensor 21 seeing from the side. 9, FIG. 10 and FIG. 11 are diagrams showing the positional relationship between the geomagnetic sensor 21 disposed on the substrate 20 and the spring 14a. Specifically, FIG. 9 and FIG. 10 show the arrangement positions of the main components viewed from the side surface direction of the operation device 10. FIG. 9 shows a state where the user is not operating the trigger button 14 (reference state), and FIG. 10 shows a state where the main body 14b is rotated to the maximum by the user's pushing operation. As shown in these drawings, when the user operates the trigger button 14, the spring receiving portion 14g also moves with the rotation of the main body 14b, whereby a portion extending from the rotating shaft 14c of the spring 14a to the spring receiving portion 14g is formed. It is pressed in the direction toward the geomagnetic sensor 21. Therefore, as shown in FIG. 10, the center of gravity of the spring 14 a approaches the geomagnetic sensor 21. Further, when the user releases his / her finger in the state shown in FIG. 10, the spring receiving portion 14g is pushed downward by the restoring force of the spring 14a, and the main body 14b returns to the reference state shown in FIG. In other words, at least a part of the spring 14a is driven along the direction (Z-axis direction) toward the geomagnetic sensor 21 in accordance with the user operation. FIG. 11 shows the arrangement position of the main components constituting the trigger button 14 when viewed from the front direction of the operation device 10, and the position of the geomagnetic sensor 21 in a plan view is a two-dot chain line rectangle. It is shown in As shown in the figure, when the operation device 10 is viewed from the front (in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate 20), the geomagnetic sensor 21 is disposed at a position overlapping the components of the trigger button 14, and in particular, A part of the right end as viewed from the front overlaps a part of the left end of the spring 14a.

  Here, if the spring 14a is formed of a magnetic material such as a stainless steel material, it is considered that the detection result of the geomagnetic sensor 21 is influenced by the driving of the spring 14a according to the operation of the trigger button 14. As described above, it is desirable not to place a magnetic body near the geomagnetic sensor 21, but in particular, the spring 14 a may affect the detection result even if the spring 14 a is relatively far from the geomagnetic sensor 21. There is. This is because the spring 14 a is a drive component whose relative position with respect to the geomagnetic sensor 21 changes during use of the operation device 10. Therefore, in the present embodiment, the spring 14a is formed of a nonmagnetic metal material. Specifically, in this embodiment, the spring 14a is made of phosphor bronze. By forming the spring 14a with a non-magnetic material, the influence on the measurement result of the geomagnetic sensor 21 due to the operation on the trigger button 14 can be suppressed.

  In the above description, the spring 14a is made of phosphor bronze. However, the invention is not limited to this, and the spring 14a may be made of another nonmagnetic material. In the above description, the spring 14a built in the trigger button 14 is formed of a non-magnetic material. However, the operation button is not limited to the trigger button 14, and other operation buttons such as the main button 13 and the auxiliary buttons 15a to 15d are used. In addition, a spring formed of a non-magnetic material may be incorporated. Furthermore, not only the spring built in the operation button, but also other driving parts may be formed of a non-magnetic material.

  DESCRIPTION OF SYMBOLS 1 Information processing system, 10 Operation device, 11 Main body part, 12 Light emission part, 13 Main button, 14 Trigger button, 14a Spring, 14b Main body, 14c Rotating shaft, 14d Bearing part, 14e Protruding part, 14f Contact, 14g Spring receiving part , 14h Trigger button board, 14i Spring fixing part, 15a-15d Auxiliary button, 16 Start button, 17 Select button, 18 Power button, 20 Board, 20a End, 21 Geomagnetic sensor, 22a, 22b Screw, 23a, 23b Screw Receiving part, 24a, 24b Screw hole, 25a, 25b Notch, 26 hole, 27a, 27b Plane, 30 Information processing device.

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  1. An operation device comprising a geomagnetic sensor and an operation button used for user operation input,
    The operation device characterized in that the spring incorporated in the operation button is formed of a non-magnetic material.
  2. The operation device according to claim 1,
    The nonmagnetic material is phosphor bronze.
  3. The operation device according to claim 1 or 2,
    The operation device is characterized in that the spring is driven along a direction toward the geomagnetic sensor as the user operates the operation button.
  4. The operation device according to any one of claims 1 to 3,
    A substrate is disposed in the casing of the operation device,
    The geomagnetic sensor is disposed on one surface of the substrate;
    The operation device is arranged on the same side as the geomagnetic sensor with respect to the substrate.
  5. The operation device according to claim 4,
    The operation device, wherein the geomagnetic sensor and the spring are arranged at positions overlapping each other when viewed from a direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate.
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