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R/C robot
« on: December 09, 2008, 05:01:37 PM »
I am really new at this and don't understand much so any positive advice is welcomed
i have a 1/10 scale r/c car with a RX2/TX2 chip in it
i found a partial tutorial on how to make a wifi bot, which i would love to do but it is complicated
http://www.jbprojects.net/projects/wifirobot/
http://andrey.mikhalchuk.com/2008/02/23/how-to-build-an-inexpensive-yet-powerful-robot-how-to-turn-your-router-into-a-routerbot.html#more-46
i got to thinking and could i just take the existing motors and wire them to a 6 ch futaba micro controller
My overall goal is to create a robot that i control, with a airsoft gun and camera
but for now i just want to learn how to make either a wifi bot or add channels to my r/c car

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Re: R/C robot
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 08:43:15 AM »
You asked quite a lot, so I'll give some quick explanations and count on you to google the terms for more info . . . most of the info you can find here at SoR by browsing through the tutorials:

tx and rx are for serial commands - basically strings of data sent by UART

servos use RC servo signals

motors require motor drivers and PWM signals

a "6 ch futaba micro controller" is actually a "6 ch futaba receiver" . . . a receiver sends out RC servo signals

a microcontroller sends out PWM signals, but needs a separate motor driver to power a motor

 


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