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Offline roboplane2.0Topic starter

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laptop and a camera on an rc robot
« on: July 07, 2007, 06:33:03 PM »
I am making an rc sumo robot for my science fair, and I was thinking of putting a camera on it and somehow wirelessly show the video from it on a laptop. And I was also think of contolling it with a wireless logitech ps2 contoller. Is a ps2 controller good for that and what king camera should i put on it? And what king of microcontroller and servos should i use for the camera that I want to make 360 turns left or right and the wheels?
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Re: laptop and a camera on an rc robot
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 07:54:44 PM »
I have used the logitech rumblepad 2 with a robot that had Linux installed. Using it with a micro will be difficult to read since you don't have any drivers to decode the signals.

If your using a micro or want to avoid coding than you probably want to use a wireless webcam.

for the steering using differential drive is probably the easiest. You can use modified servos on wheels and just alter the speed to turn direction.
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Re: laptop and a camera on an rc robot
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 07:57:19 PM »
what would I use to read the controllers signal and move the wheels and camera?
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Re: laptop and a camera on an rc robot
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 06:23:24 AM »
Just buy a cheap wireless camera and connect that to a TV. Then just use a regular remote control to control the robot.
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