Hi, I volunteer at a disabled sailing club called Sailability.
We have there some boats with motors that drive the sails and the rudder.
I have purchased and use two (Pololu Simple High-Power Motor Controller 24v12) , one for each motor.
While testing i have been using a standard RC car transmitter and receiver to control the motor drivers.
Unfortunately the RC controls whist cheap are not especially practical for someone with little control of their hands…
- their not water proof and to big to repackage easily.
There is also the need for more than 2 TX devices per RX connected to the 24v12’s (one for the sailor and one for a carer/assistant)
I have ordered 2 Wixels.
Q1 , can i connect a dual axis Potentiometer style joystick directly to one Wixel (they are the spark fun PS2 type with common Vcc and Ground, separate signal lines.)
Q2, can i transmit the pot values to the second wixel…(i am guessing the serial app ?)
Q3. Can the RX wixel take the signal , pass it to the 24v12’s to drive the sails ?
Both transmit wixel and receiver wixel will be in the same boat , with in line of sight.
Q4. is there someone that’s done this and has a wiring diagram or how to blog ?..Im just a little bit brain damaged myself and dont want to short anything out.
I plan on running the TX wixel from a single cell LiPo.
Please i hope someone there is able to point me in the right direction, all the posts i seem to find talk about using an Adruino…and i absolutely have to make this as simple as possible to replicate for other clubs/sailors.
Gold Coast Australia