Working my way through the beginner robot tutorial and decided to stop where it mentions RC and do that real quick (link below)http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml
I bought a Venom VR2T transmitter/receiver. Four questions (please focus on questions 1 and 2, the others I can figure out if you guys don't know but I'm REALLY stuck on the first two).
1) The receiver has three pins for each channel, but there are no colors or anything. Going from left-to-right I assume it goes signal, power, ground, or ground, power, signal since my servo (an HS-311) has those colors in that order. But which one is it? I assume plugging the power into the signal slot would be bad...
2) The top "channel" on the receiver has 3 slots and is labeled VCC. I assume this is where I put the power into? Positive end to where the red slot would go and negative end to where the black slot would go? (exactly where is based on the answer to question 1).
3) The guy in the video doesn't seem to use a capacitor. Should I use one? If so is a 220 microF one good enough? Where do I put it and which way/direction/orientation do I connect it?
4) I have battery packs but I also have a scientific regulated power supply thingy...can I just turn that up to 6V instead of using batteries for now?
BTW the receiver can take up to 9V and the servo is supposed to take 6V