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Offline ProtoXtypeTopic starter

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Question about 6 channel radios
« on: October 28, 2007, 05:48:45 PM »
Hi I am new to this site so forgive me

I've been part of a robotics contest for around 1 year now and we have been using 6 channel radios for our robot and the radios require programming on the radio it self. But I was wondering if there are radio controls that can be hooked up to the computer through a usb cable and then program everything on the computer. I've searched on the net but haven't came across any so far. Thanks for any help.

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Re: Question about 6 channel radios
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007, 08:15:47 AM »
I feel bad cause I usually end up with answers that are indirect solutions.  I haven't come across a programmable r/c but I do know you can hook into the back of most R/Cs (through the trainer port) and program your own input on a separate micro controller.  I have this done on one of my projects.  The micro controller is then also connected to my serial port.

Here's a port I/O page:
http://www.mftech.de/buchsen_en.htm

Your signal will be a pulse train.  Like for your 6 channel, you'll have 6 pulses in a row, each corresponding to a channel, then some dead time.  I believe they are inverted pulses as well (signal on low), but it's been a while.

http://www.mftech.de/ppm_en.htm

-JSmoker

 


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