(Warning: Unabashed geek out – sensitive constitutions might want to avert their eyes)
I took advantage of the Black Friday sale and got me a wixel pair. Tonight, I hooked up my Arduino tank-bot. Wrote a quick little sketch to respond to command sent via the serial port (“FD 1000”, “RT 1000” – numbers are ms to drive the twin motors). Loaded Wireless Serial onto both Wixels. Hooked up the wixel to the Arduino tank-bot and plugged the other one to my PC.
Type command on PC.
Tank bot moves without wires.
I had gotten out of hobbyist electronics back in high school (cough 1980’s or therebouts), and now, thanks to Moore’s law, I’m doing stuff I thought I’d never be able to do without hundreds of dollars worth of hardware.
Thank you, Pololu!