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Offline landonmay13Topic starter

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Robot for BBQ smoker
« on: October 26, 2014, 10:21:42 AM »
I am trying to make a robot that covers and uncovers a vent the size of a half dollar on a BBQ smoker at a push of a button. My plan is to have something that sends wireless signals to whatever is needed, and that is connected to a servo which has the command to cover and uncover the air vent. I need a servo and an motherboard though, and I am wondering if I can use parts of my old activitybot (From Parallax, see here: http://www.parallax.com/product/32500 ) kit, or if I need to buy new parts and make my own robot. If I do need to buy new parts, I will need 2 transceivers, 1-2 microcontrollers, and a servo. I also learned that I can find the parts in a radio. Someone told me that these were needed in another forum http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/157771-Robot-for-BBQ-smoker?p=1298890#post1298890. So, I am wondering if these parts will be good for the robot.

Transceivers: https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11215

Microcontrollers: http://www.robotshop.com/en/arduino-uno-usb-microcontroller-rev-3.html?gclid=CjwKEAjwwo2iBRCurdSQy9y8xWcSJABrrLiSHgmfp97ZbF87jTFGKsp_fYf7tAThlVtHBAui0BpirBoCNXTw_wcB

Radio (if it has the parts) http://www.homedepot.com/p/NuTone-Hand-Held-Remote-Control-Transmitter-and-Receiver-RCK01/202851042?cm_mmc=Shopping|Base&gclid=CjwKEAjwwo2iBRCurdSQy9y8xWcSJABrrLiSk2TbIZ_7RKtDsSG7Cbwcu0FtQexmJ2X6_sjNCyo9mhoCp1jw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Thanks!

-Landonmay13 :)

Offline landonmay13Topic starter

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Re: Robot for BBQ smoker
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014, 10:42:04 AM »
Nevermind.  We are going to take apart a remote-controlled car and use its preprogrammed logic and connections for the movements!  this will be cool.
Thanks!

-Landonmay13 :)

 


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