Hey guys, I'm back. I've got all my parts ready to go. I started putting it together, but I'm really new to this, and I can't seem to find a good step by step tutorial on this. So of course I have questions, hehe.
All I've done so far is mounted the encoder onto the motor, and started the wiring. However, I can't figure out how to wire the encoder to the microcontroller. It has a mounter thingy that fits 8 wires, however they only sent me 6. On their website (http://www.solarbotics.com/assets/documentation/ww02-product_manual.pdf
) they are as follows:
All I know is that GND is for ground, everything else is a mystery.
On the microcontroller itsself, there is 3 lines of 12 I/O ports that are as follows:
Always VCC on power pin VCC VBAT VCC VBAT
Power PC5, PC4, ADC6, ADC7 PC0, PC1, PC2, PC3 PD0, PD1, PB6, PB7
So, nothing really matches up. Could someone please explain to me in a simple way at least what these all mean, what should be connected to what, and how I would physically connect it? The wires had special connectors to attach to the encoder, but on the side that goes away from it, they are just regular ends. Do I need some sort of extra connector for this?
Oh yeah, one more question. Do you know where I could find a replacement for the WinAVR studio, that is similar to it except is in Java? I'm familiar with Java at least a little bit, so it would be useful.