I love you Wixel

(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! :slight_smile:


Thanks for the feedback! I’m very happy you were able to get something working so quickly, and it’s always great hearing positive feedback from customers. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help if you run into any trouble, and we’d love to hear more about what you do with your Wixels if you feel like sharing.

- Ben