Author Topic: How to use a computer as a controler  (Read 1568 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Farmerboy08Topic starter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 19
  • Helpful? 0
How to use a computer as a controler
« on: December 16, 2008, 07:02:07 PM »
How do i use my computer to control my robot???
I have read a idea on another site that has the robot directly to the computer but that is it. I was wondering what program do i us and how do i connect the electrical to the computer??

Offline Trumpkin

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 1,176
  • Helpful? 5
Robots are awesome!

Offline BEAMer

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 105
  • Helpful? 0
Re: How to use a computer as a controler
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 10:33:24 AM »
Its very easy to control a bot through a parallel port. i have designed mine and its working fine. but i dont have a camera thought. i controlled it thru C program.

All you have to do is to send the correct bits to the parallel port and for that you must know the parallel port address (usually 0x378). once you get the bits, just send them to a motor driver and that will turn the motors. make sure you isolate the motor driver and the port with an opto isolator. just google for more info.

If you want to use serial port then you need a microcontroller. it is simple, but i wont recommend it for a beginner.



Get Your Ad Here