As you may have picked up from the title of this post I am new to the world of robotics. I am trying my hand at the $50 Robot. I've bought all the bits, installed the stuff for my microcontroller, and managed (I think) to get the .hex file to upload onto the microcontroller program ok. However, I can't physically connect the servo motor to the microcontroller to pass the hex file on and zero my servo motor.
I'm having trouble connecting the servo motor to the microcontroller as the male connection pins have one long side and one short side. I think both parts need a long side in order to be connected up (?) Have I missed buying the correct part? or do I need to start making some circuitry in order to connect these two items?
Also, the microcontroller has 6 connection points, two rows of 3, does it matter which 3 i connect to?
and lastly, microcontroller has a red bit of wire on one side. servo motor has yellow, red and black wires (red in the middle) so does it matter which side the red bit from the microcontroller is connected to?
Dunno if it makes any difference, but, I am in Britain.
Here is a picture of what I have:
These are the parts I bought:
AVR ISP2 Programmer http://www.rapidonline.com/Electronic-Components/Integrated-Circuits/Atmel-Microcontrollers/AVR-ISP-In-system-programmer-Mk2/77826/kw/avrisp+mk2
hi-tec hs-311 servohttp://www.modelmaniacsonline.co.uk/products.php?CatID=12&SubCatID=296&ProductID=1185&Title=Hitec+HS-311&ManCode=HS311
36 position breakaway male headerhttp://www.rapidonline.com/Cables-Connectors/Connectors-Multipole/PCB-Interconnect/2.54mm-PCB-Interconnection-system/63793/kw/22-0545
hmm... i think thats everything.
Thanks you in advance to anyone who can shed some light.