Hello, i am planing on making a RC Robot that includes 'Teleoperation' capabilities as mentioned in this tutorial http://www.societyofrobots.com/remote_control_robot.shtml
I am a bit stuck when it comes to connecting the RC receiver to a separate microcontroller. In the tutorial it just says to connect a 10k resistor and a 10uf capacitor to the signal from the Receiver in order to convert into and analog value readable by the microcontroller.
My questions are, has anyone actually done this and has it worked for you?
When asking one of my electronics teachers at school he reckons that it wouldn't work because of how the capacitor charges and discharges and that it would be too spikey.
I tested the schematic with the resistor and capacitor shown in the tutorial and my multimeter was giving me voltage values of between 0.14V and 0.24V but i think this just might be an average of lots of voltage spikes.
So does it actually work and has anyone else been able to do it?