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doh! yet another mistake I made I tested it with 6V, thinking its fine, and thinking that 1.2V*4=6V . . . blaaaaah. Perhaps people will have to either use a 6V RC pack, or a 9V battery to power the microcontroller with the 4 cells powering the servos . . .Writing this tutorial has been such an educational experience for me . . .For my particular circuit, that prototyping board would not have saved time as the bus is in the wrong spot
you (and everyone else) has my full permission to fully criticize my work to the fullest I only want the best and most correct info on SoR . . .
So pretty much any one of these will work? http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Criteria?Ref=883&Site=US&Cat=33424294
Even though it's bleedin' obvious (or is it?)......What is happening with the servos with remotre control you put in on the 2nd part of the series?Are these now removed from the equation?
it wasn't 100% clear to me how the soldering on the back went, i.e which pin to which pin. You might want to edit the picture so bright lines are overlayed on the soldering so that it's clearer?
Click on the pictures for a full res close-up with overlayed colored lines
I'm lost now. Can you link to the exact one you picked?
Ok I made some changes in a few places to account for my battery mistake. I now designed it so people can take two directions: a 6V+ battery pack (easy), or 4.8V batteries with holder and 9V battery (more complicated but cheaper).
QuoteSo pretty much any one of these will work? http://www.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Criteria?Ref=883&Site=US&Cat=33424294not really, cause the pinouts would be different, and the programming would be different . . . i had to pick a microcontroller that has free programming software, has a good share of analog and digital pins, was popular and has a lot of source code available, didnt have too many pins to make soldering a pain, has a cheap programmer, and was ultra cheap itself - a hard task!
I'm willing to bet a 3 year old can understand this enough to build the circuit . . . (apologies to all 3 year olds reading this tutorial)
since im leaving this weekend for my 6 week trip i wont have time to really look into it until late April . . .