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control a robot using your computer
« on: February 03, 2008, 04:27:04 AM »
Hi everyone..
i have a question..
how can you control a robot using your computer?
its not really robot but more of a remote control toy car..
the situation is like this..i want to interface the remote controller
to my PC using USB or Parallel Port..So, i will be using my
PC with a certain program to control the toy car...
your help is much appreciated...thanks in advance...


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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008, 04:36:03 AM »
can you please explain more? do you want wireless or wired? whats your budget? what programs do you have/can you get? what is your knowledge?
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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008, 05:11:23 AM »
you can make your own program using vc++ or vb or you can control it by Matlab .
i use matlab myself to send commands through the serial port,its much easier to use than to make your own software.
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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 05:48:33 AM »
you can make your own program using vc++ or vb or you can control it by Matlab .
i use matlab myself to send commands through the serial port,its much easier to use than to make your own software.


How much easier is MATLAB then visual basic 6?


and also and easy interface to your USB port is Phidgets, i really like those interfaces personally
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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008, 07:17:00 AM »
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How much easier is MATLAB then visual basic 6?
well at least you dont have to make your own software in matlab, its just a couple of functions you put and you are in control of the serial or parallel port
,,in case of USBs i dont think matlab can control the usb
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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008, 12:14:00 PM »
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How much easier is MATLAB then visual basic 6?
well at least you dont have to make your own software in matlab, its just a couple of functions you put and you are in control of the serial or parallel port
,,in case of USBs i dont think matlab can control the usb

OK thanks ill take a look at MATLAB

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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008, 05:04:07 PM »
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Re: control a robot using your computer
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 09:31:05 AM »
do a search for USB servo controller


 


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